NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSXV:NXE) has appointed Garrett Ainsworth as Vice President, Exploration & Development. Mr. Ainsworth was Project Manager (PM) at Patterson Lake South during the 50/50 joint venture between Alpha Exploration and Fission Uranium, and oversaw staking of new claims and the discovery of the high grade, near surface, uranium zones at PLS. NexGen also announced the formation of a Technical Advisory Committee to oversee the direction of exploration programs.
As quoted in the press release:
Mr. Ainsworth was the Project Manager (PM) at Patterson Lake South (PLS) during the 50/50 joint venture between Alpha Exploration and Fission Uranium from 2007 to 2013. During his tenure as PM of PLS he oversaw the staking of new claims, the discovery of the boulder field, the initial high-grade uranium drill hole discovery (R00E zone), and the discovery of the high grade, near surface, uranium zones R390E and R780E during the winter 2013 drill program.
With the discovery of Arrow, NexGen has also established a Technical Advisory Committee to oversee the direction of exploration programs. Andrew Browne will move to head the Technical Advisory Committee and will continue to be a regular presence on the ground at Rook I. He will be joined by Craig Parry, BSc (Hons), AusIMM, NexGen’s Director recently appointed at the AGM on May 22, 2014.
NexGen CEO, Leigh Curyer, said:
Garrett’s appointment to VP, Exploration & Development for NexGen is very significant. His geological knowledge of the region and experience at Patterson Lake South is very relevant to our portfolio. Garrett will lead NexGen’s highly qualified team of uranium discovery professionals in advancing Arrow and the Rook I property. I would like to take the opportunity to express my appreciation to my good friend and colleague Andrew Browne, who has been instrumental in the project identification, target generation and detailed technical analysis that led to the discovery of Arrow. I am incredibly excited and pleased with Garrett’s appointment to lead the high powered technical team at NexGen.