Mr. 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.
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.
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.
Mr. Netupsky has 18 years of experience in accounting, finance, strategy, capital markets and banking. He currently serves as the Vice President of Corporate Development for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. Prior to joining Agnico Eagle Mr. Netupsky held progressively senior roles in Investment Banking with TD Securities focused on M&A and financings in the global resources sector. Mr. Netupsky began his professional career as a staff accountant with Ernst & Young.
Mr. Netupsky is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and CFA® Charterholder and has completed obtained the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Netupsky was commissioned as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserve). Mr. Netupsky holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree (Queen's University).
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.
CEO 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.