Board of Directors

Phil Williams

Chairman & CEO

Mr. Williams brings over two decades of mining and finance industry experience to CUR. His diverse background includes roles in senior management and corporate development, equity research, fund management and investment banking in the metals and mining sector with a focus on uranium. As a research analyst at Westwind Partners, Mr. Williams launched coverage on the uranium sector in 2007. In late 2008, he joined Pinetree Capital, a natural resource focused investment fund as VP Business Development. During this time, he was responsible for analyzing and monitoring uranium investments and was also appointed to the board of directors of several investee uranium companies. In 2012, he joined Dundee Capital Markets (now Eight Capital) in the investment banking group. As a Managing Director, he completed equity financings across a wide range of commodities and was a named advisor on multiple M&A transactions in the uranium sector. In 2017, Mr. Williams was a co-founder of Uranium Royalty Corp., serving as President, CEO and Director. In March 2020, Mr. Williams joined NxGold (now Consolidated Uranium) and has been responsible for executing the plan to consolidate and develop uranium projects around the world. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor’s degrees in commerce and is a CFA®️ charterholder.

John Jentz

Lead Director

Mr. Jentz is a seasoned mining professional with board experience, including as the chair of the audit committee and chair of the nominating and compensation committee. During his 20+ year career in mining, Mr. Jentz has held roles both in an operating company and investment banking. He brings strong knowledge of mining capital markets and global institutional and HNW/retail mining investors as well as of all major mining stock exchanges (TSX, NYSE, LSE, ASX). His broad corporate finance skill base includes in both public and private markets across all product areas (equity, M&A, debt, restructuring, quasi-equity, management / leveraged buyout). Mr. Jentz holds an HBSc degree from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from McMaster University and is a Charted Accountant (CA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Mark Chalmers

Board of Director

Mr. Chalmers is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Fuels, a position he has held since February 1, 2018. From July 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018, Mr. Chalmers was President and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Fuels, and from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017, he was Chief Operating Officer. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Chalmers served as Executive General Manager of Production for Paladin Energy Ltd., a uranium producer with assets in Australia and Africa, including the Langer Heinrich and Kayelekera mines where, as head of operations, he oversaw sustained, significant increases in production while reducing operating costs.  He also possesses extensive experience in in situ recovery (“ISR”) uranium production, including management of the Beverley Uranium Mine owned by General Atomics (Australia), and the Highland mine owned by Cameco Corporation (USA).  Mr. Chalmers has also consulted to several of the largest players in the uranium supply sector, including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Marubeni, and until recently served as the Chair of the Australian Uranium Council, a position he held for 10 years.  Mr. Chalmers is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Mark Raguz

Board of Director

Mr. Raguz manages the royalty portfolio at Altius Minerals Corporation. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President, Investment banking at several leading full-service boutique investment dealers. He was previously a mining and metals analyst in both buy-side and sell-side research. He has served as a director of various TSX Venture listed companies. Mr. Raguz holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program at the University of Toronto. 

Anthony Milewski

Board of Director

Mr. Milewski is an independent director of Consolidated Uranium. He has spent his career in various aspects of the mining industry, including as a company director, advisor, founder and investor.  In particular, he has been active in battery metals including investing in cobalt and nickel, and actively trading physical cobalt. Anthony was a member of the London Metals Exchange Cobalt Committee which includes representatives from the largest mining and commodities companies globally. Prior to co-founding Conic Metals, Anthony was a member of the investment team at Pala Investments, and worked at Firebird Management, Renaissance Capital and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Moscow, where he focused on advisory and transactional work in metals and mining, and oil and gas sectors.  He has lived and worked in Africa and Russia, including a year as a Fulbright scholar, and spent considerable time in Central Asia.

Richard Patricio

Special Advisor

Mr. Patricio is a qualified lawyer in Ontario and has over 15 years of experience working with and for public companies.  Mr. Patricio has built a number of mining companies with global operations and spent 10 years with an investment company focused in the resource and early-stage investment space.

Mr. Patricio holds and has held senior officer and director positions in several junior mining companies that are listed on the TSX, ASX, NYSE and AIM exchanges.  Mr. Patricio is currently the CEO and President of TSX-listed Mega Uranium Ltd. a uranium-focused investment and development company with assets in Canada and Australia.  

Leigh Curyer

Advisory Board

Mr. Curyer has over 20 years experience in the resources and corporate sector. Mr. Curyer is the founder, 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.

Ted Wilton

Advisory Board

Mr. Wilton is a senior-level geologist with an extensive range of technical and managerial experience from "greenfields" to advanced-stage mineral exploration, development, and production-related geological programs, primarily for gold and uranium. He is a graduate of the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology with a BGS degree in Geology and Mineral Engineering and is a Certified Professional Geologist with the AIPG. In addition to his extensive experience working in the United States, Mr. Wilton has wide-ranging geographic experience including Australia, New Zealand, Russian Far East, Southwest Pacific region, and Latin America. Mr. Wilton has managed exploration programs that discovered eight ore deposits containing more than ten million ounces of gold [all developed into mines] in the Jerritt Canyon district of Nevada, Sulphur District, Nevada and in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia. Mr. Wilton's uranium experience spans over 50 year including early on as a mine and/or exploration geologist for projects in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. He spent six years with Neutron Energy, ultimately as the company's Chief Geologist, responsible for all phases of the Company's technical activities.

Tracy Primeau

Advisory Board

Tracy currently sits on the board of directors of Ontario Power Generation where she began her career. She started out at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station as a Nuclear Operator in Training and was qualified as a Nuclear Operator in only a few years.  Within a relatively short number of years, Tracy moved to the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station and progressed up the ranks to an Authorized Nuclear Operator and then to Shift Manager. She is one of the few women to become a Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission licensed operator at Bruce Power (the first at Bruce A) and the only female Shift Manager to work her way up from the shop floor.

Throughout her career, Tracy has been a tireless communicator, having been an active member of Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada, where she currently holds a WiN Canada Board position. She has also participated in numerous activities with local communities, including job fairs at local Indigenous communities, STEM camps, and public awareness and education sessions along with sitting on numerous boards and committees in her home community. Tracy is also a mentor and role model to many men and women in the energy sector. 

Tracy is a proud member of the Nipissing First Nation and was a founding member of the Ontario Hydro Native Circle in 1992 and was the first Chair of the Bruce Power Native Circle, a position she held for many years. She strives to use the Seven Grandfather Teachings in her leadership every day. Recently retired from Bruce Power, Tracy joined the Ontario Power Generation board of directors to focus on giving back, working on climate change and Indigenous knowledge. 

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