Directors

Eduard Smirnov

Managing Director

Eduard Smirnov has significant international executive experience in the mining industry with a background in corporate development and strategy.

He was Uranium One’s Chief Executive Officer and led the financial transformation of the business, refinancing and paying down a debt of US$0.5 billion which helped lower the cash flow break-even price for the business while maintaining a global order book growth for the company.

Eduard has held various advisory positions including the Royal Bank of Canada’s Strategy and Transformation Group and KPMG’s Corporate Finance Group, where he was integral in providing support to executive teams in the development and operation of their businesses across a range of industries including the natural resources and energy sectors.

John Sibley

Non – Executive Chairman

John is a corporate director with extensive public and private company board and senior management experience, with a particular focus on mining and financial services. John currently serves as a director of Stillwater Canada, a member of the Sibanye-Stillwater Group, one of the world’s largest producers of palladium, platinum and gold.

He was formerly the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Uranium One and for more than 10 years played a leading role in that company’s growth and development into a global uranium producer, with a market valuation of $3 billion when it was privatized in 2013.

Prior to joining Uranium One in 2006, John practiced securities and mining law as a partner in Bull, Housser & Tupper (now Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP) and Davis & Company (now DLA Piper Canada LLP).

Grant Davey

Non – Executive Director

Grant Davey is an entrepreneur with 30 years of senior management and operational experience in the development, construction and operation of precious metals, base metals, uranium and bulk commodities throughout the world.

More recently, he has been involved in venture capital investments in several exploration and mining projects and has been instrumental in the acquisition and development of the Honeymoon uranium mine in South Australia, the Panda Hill niobium project in Tanzania, the Superior Lake zinc project in Ontario, the Cape Ray gold project in Newfoundland and recently the acquisition of the Kaylekera Uranium mine in Malawi from Paladin.

Grant is currently a Company Director for Cradle Resources Limited (CXX), Superior Lake Resources (SUP), Lotus Resources (LOT) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Stuart McKenzie

Non – Executive Director

Stuart McKenzie is a senior executive with extensive experience in the resources industry and financial markets. In the resources industry, he was Company Secretary for over six years with Anvil Mining Limited where he was an integral part of the senior management team that saw Anvil’s market capitalisation grow from C$100 million in 2005 to C$1.3 billion upon takeover by Minmetals in 2012 and has held senior positions with Graphex Mining Limited, Indiana Resources Limited and Ok Tedi Mining Limited.

Stuart also has considerable financial markets experience having performed senior roles with several organisations, including Ernst & Young and Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.