Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Leigh Curyer

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Curyer has over 20 years experience in the resources and corporate sector. Mr. Curyer is the current President & Chief Executive Officer of NexGen Energy Ltd. and was previously the Chief Financial Officer and head of corporate development of Southern Cross Resources (now Uranium One). In addition, for three years Mr. Curyer was Head of Corporate Development for Accord Nuclear Resource Management assessing uranium projects worldwide for First Reserve Corporation, a global energy -- focused private equity and infrastructure investment firm.

Mr. Curyer's uranium project assessment experience has been focused on assets located in Canada, Australia, USA, Africa, Central Asia and Europe, incorporating operating mines, advanced development projects and exploration prospects. While Chief Financial Officer of Southern Cross Resources (now Uranium One), Mr. Curyer managed the exploration, permitting and feasibility study of the Honeymoon Uranium Project in South Australia, ensuring full compliance with NI43-101 reporting.

Mr Curyer has raised over $500 million of equity in North America, US, Europe and Australia.

Mr. Curyer is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

Craig Parry

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Parry has over 20 years in the resources sector as a geologist and executive. Mr. Parry is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of IsoEnergy Ltd. Mr. Parry is a co-founder, former director and now senior advisor of NexGen Energy Ltd. He is a founder and Chairman of software development company BlockHead Technologies Ltd and is director of Skeena Resources Ltd. 

Mr. Parry is a founding partner and shareholder of EMR Capital and former senior advisor to the Fund. He was a co-founder of the Tigers Realm Group and was appointed to the Boards of Tigers Realm Minerals, Tigers Realm Metals and NexGen Energy Ltd. (as it then was prior to the Qualifying Transaction) in 2011. Mr. Parry was the founder of Tigers Realm Coal and was CEO from 2012 to 2015 where he oversaw the acquisition of the Amaam Coal projects, led the discovery of the Amaam North Coal deposit and led the development of the Amaam North Coal mine and related transport and port infrastructure. 

Mr. Parry, as an exploration and business development geologist, was responsible for the business development activities of the Tigers Realm Group since inception in 2008 to 2015. He was also the Business Development Manager for G-Resources Limited responsible for mergers and acquisitions from 2009 to 2012 and Principal Geologist - New Business at Oxiana Limited responsible for strategy and business development initiatives in bulk and energy commodities. At Rio Tinto he led exploration programs for iron ore, copper, diamonds, coal and bauxite in Australia, Asia and South America and was Principal Geologist for the Kintyre Uranium project pre-feasibility study. Mr. Parry holds an Honours Degree with University Medal in Geology from the University of New South Wales and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Christopher McFadden


Mr. McFadden is a lawyer with 21 years' experience in exploration and mining and is currently the President & Chief Executive Officer of NxGold Ltd., the Chairman of NexGen Energy Ltd. and a Director of IsoEnergy Ltd. Mr. McFadden was previously Manager, Business Development at Newcrest Mining Limited, and before that was Head of Commercial, Strategy and Corporate Development for Tigers Realm Coal Limited, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Additionally, he was General Manager, Business Development of Tigers Realm Minerals Pty Ltd.

Prior to commencing with the Tigers Realm Group in 2010, Mr. McFadden was a Commercial General Manager with Rio Tinto's exploration division with responsibility for gaining entry into new projects through negotiation with government or joint venture partners, or through acquisition. Mr. McFadden has extensive international experience in managing large and complex transactions and has a broad knowledge of all aspects of project evaluation and negotiation in challenging and varied environments. Mr. McFadden holds a combined law/commerce degree from Melbourne University and an MBA from Monash University.

Richard Patricio


Richard Patricio is currently a Director of NexGen Energy Ltd. and is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mega Uranium Ltd. (since February 2015), having been its Executive Vice President since 2005. Until recently, Mr. Patricio was also the Chief Executive Officer of Pinetree Capital Ltd. (a TSX-listed investment company specializing in early stage resource investments).

Mr. Patricio previously worked as in-house General Counsel for a senior TSX-listed manufacturing company. Prior to that, Mr. Patricio practiced law at Osler LLP in Toronto where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate transactions. Mr. Patricio has built a number of mining companies with global operations and has held senior officer and director positions in several companies listed on stock exchanges in Toronto, Australia, London and New York. Mr. Patricio received his law degree from Osgoode Hall and was called to the Ontario bar in 2000.

Trevor J. Thiele


Mr. Thiele has over 30 years experience in senior finance roles in medium to large Australian ASX listed companies. He has been Chief Financial Officer for companies involved in the Agribusiness sector (Elders and Viterra) and the Biotechnology sector (Bionomics). In these roles he combined his technical accounting and financial skills with commercial expertise thereby substantially contributing to the growth of each of these businesses. During this time, he was actively involved in IPO's, capital raisings, corporate restructures, mergers and acquisitions, refinancing and joint ventures.

Mr. Thiele is currently a Director of NexGen Energy and non-executive director of a number of non-listed Australian entities, including the role of Chairman of the board for two of these entities.

Mr. Thiele holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from the University of South Australia and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

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