Well-positioned as Energy Metals Gains Momentum
Plateau Energy Metals Inc. is a Canadian lithium and uranium exploration and development company focused on its properties on the Macusani Plateau in southeastern Peru. The Company controls all reported uranium resources known in Peru, significant and growing lithium resources and mineral concessions covering over 91,000 hectares (910 km2) situated near infrastructure. Plateau Energy Metals is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ‘PLU’, quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol “PLUUF” and the Frankfurt Exchange under the symbol ‘QG1’.
Management & Board - Experienced, Proven and Committed
Alex Holmes, CEO & Director
Mr. Holmes has spent more than 15 years working in the mining industry. Most recently, he was a partner and co-founder of Oxygen Capital Corp., leading business development activities for all affiliated companies, including True Gold Mining Inc. where he served as VP Business Development and co-founder. Alex played an instrumental role as part of the senior leadership team from initial asset acquisition in 2013, reserves and resources growth, advancing the project from Preliminary Economic Assessment to Feasibility Study, through project finance and ultimately gold production in early 2016. Over that period Alex and team raised in excess of $215 million to construct and operate True Gold’s Karma mine. Previously, he led the mining teams at two independent Canadian investment banks and raised capital for and advised on transactions for numerous companies.
Laurence Stefan, President & COO, Director
Founder of Plateau Uranium (formerly Macusani Yellowcake), serving as Managing Director in Peru since Oct. 2007. Dr. Stefan previously worked at Gold Fields of South Africa and JCI (Pty) Ltd. with recent years spent mainly on South American projects.
Ted O'Connor, Director & Technical Advisor
Over 22 years of experience in the exploration industry, most recent as Director of Corporate Development at Cameco. In that role, he was responsible for evaluating, directing and exploring for uranium deposits worldwide. Mr. O'Connor has successfully led new project generation from early exploration through to discovery on multiple unconformity uranium projects. CEO & President of Azincourt Uranium for the past 18 months.
Philip Gibbs, CFO
Mr. Gibbs, B.Compt., MBA, CMA, has extensive knowledge of the financial aspects of exchange listed mining and mineral exploration companies operating in Africa and South America. Mr. Gibbs currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Cobalt BlockChain Inc. and Asante Gold Corporation and as Interim CEO and the CFO of Kilo Goldmines Ltd.
Alan Ferry, Chair
Alan Ferry is an independent businessman with over 28 years of experience in the investment industry following a career as a geologist, mainly in uranium exploration. With significant experience in mining analysis, mineral economics and corporate finance, Mr. Ferry has served on the boards and audit committees of several publicly traded mining and exploration companies, and is currently a member of the board of directors of Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. He holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Geological Sciences from Queen's University (1977) and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation (retired).
Maryse Belanger, Director
Over 30 years of experience in the mining industry with strengths in operational excellence and efficiency. Most recently, she was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Mirabela Nickel Ltd. where she was responsible for the remarkable turn around of the company and the reestablishment of the Santa Rita Nickel-Copper sulphide open pit mine in Brazil. Prior to this, Ms. Belanger was Senior Vice President, Technical Services at Goldcorp where she oversaw the global geology, mine planning and design, metallurgy, hydrology, tailings dam and geotechnical engineering functions. She has been an active board member at Mirabela, True Gold Mining Inc., CEEC International Ltd. and is a member of Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST).
Wayne Drier, Director
Mr. Drier is a seasoned finance executive with over 20 years of corporate finance and capital markets experience within the global mining sector, spanning a wide range of commodities and jurisdictions. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Ero Copper Corp , a TSX-listed copper company with operations in Brazil. Previous roles have included senior executive positions at Asanko Gold, Mantra Resources, Norilsk Nickel International and BHP Billiton. Mr. Drier holds a Bachelor of Business Science Honours degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Christian Milau, Director
Mr. Milau is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) with executive experience in acquisitions, financing, mine development, construction and operations. Mr. Milau was most recently CEO of True Gold Mining Inc., successfully negotiating and closing True Gold’s sale and acquisition by Endeavour Mining Corp. in April 2016. At True Gold, Mr. Milau was instrumental in the development of the Karma Gold Project where, True Gold was able to successfully negotiate agreements with the government and community in Burkina Faso, recommence construction, complete development, and reach production, all in under 12 months. In addition to his extensive background in finance and capital markets, Mr. Milau brings important operational, government and stakeholder relations experience, including successfully negotiating various community, security, fiscal and tax agreements. Prior to True Gold, Mr. Milau held senior positions at Endeavour Mining Corp., New Gold Inc., and in investment banking at BNP Paribas in London.