Chief Executive Officer and Director
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 (formerly 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.
Mr. Gabruch brings over 25 years of experience in the uranium mining and nuclear energy industries. Most recently, Mr. Gabruch was Vice President Commercial with Denison Mines Corp (“Denison”) where he led the company’s commercial function in support of development of its flagship Wheeler River uranium project. He also acted as Chief Commercial Officer of Uranium Participation Corporation during this period. Previously, Mr. Gabruch spent more than 20 years with Cameco Corporation ("Cameco") in various marketing and corporate development roles, having served as Vice President Marketing, from 2011 to 2017. During that period, he led a diverse corporate marketing team tasked with delivering more than 30 million pounds of uranium annually and contributed to key management decisions as a member of Cameco’s executive management committee. Prior to that, Mr. Gabruch worked in several senior roles at Cameco including Director, Corporate Development in which he led various acquisitions and international investment opportunities. Additionally, he held several uranium marketing and trading roles, where over several years he dealt directly with most of the world’s nuclear power utilities. Mr. Gabruch also worked with the World Nuclear Association's predecessor organization, the Uranium Institute, on secondment from Cameco. Mr. Gabruch currently serves on the board of TAM International, a leading global transporter of radioactive materials and is a past board member of Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP), a joint government/private non-profit organization that champions the province's export industry.
Graham du Preez
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Preez has more than a decade of experience as Chief Financial Officer with several public mining companies in a variety of commodities and at various stages along the mining cycle. Most recently, Mr. Preez served as Chief Financial Officer at Harte Gold Corp. Prior to that, Mr. Preez spent several years working in the uranium industry, with Uranium One, Inc., including as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Preez has gained significant experience contributing to a wide range of functional areas. This has included closing various financings, identifying, and participating in mergers and acquisitions, interacting with regulators, investors, and analysts, undertaking strategic planning, managing public filings, developing, and managing operating budgets, and overseeing large finance teams with broad responsibilities including accounting, payroll, tax, treasury, insurance, and external reporting.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Tunney brings a wealth of mining experience having been in the industry for over 20 years. He is currently the COO for IsoEnergy Inc after its merger with Consolidated Uranium where he was President and COO. As a professional mining engineer, Mr. Tunney has worked for several majors including Inco Limited and Newmont Corporation, and in senior management roles with NewCastle Gold Ltd. (formerly Castle Mountain Mining Company Ltd.) and Solstice Gold Corp. Mr. Tunney worked across multiple provinces and territories in Canada, as well as the Southwestern United States where he successfully permitted projects for exploration and development and was instrumental in moving projects into production. Mr. Tunney also spent several years in capital markets with both an international investment bank and a Canadian bank owned dealer in their global mining team working on transactions of all types and sizes.
Executive Vice President, Exploration & Development
Dr. Clark has decades of global exploration and operating experience in the mining industry. Most recently, he served as General Manager of Suncor Energy's Fort Hills JV. Through his career, Dr. Clark has held a wide range of executive roles across a number of metal and mineral sectors, with both junior and major mining companies. His experience consists of periods working in uranium, coal, copper, gold, and oil sands. Dr. Clark's uranium experience includes executive roles at Cameco between 2012 and 2018, including Vice President, Exploration, and President of Cameco Kazakhstan, overseeing Cameco's Inkai JV in the country. Dr. Clark holds a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Tasmania. Dr. Clark is currently the non-executive director of ASX listed Battery Minerals Ltd (BAT.ASX).