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Management Team

Boss Energy are proud to be working with the following technical experts.
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Project Manager

Jonathan Owen

Mr Owen has extensive global experience in project management and development, including 10 years with First Quantum Minerals as a Project Manager on the African Sentinel Copper/Nickel development and more recently in handing over the Cobre Panama Copper/Gold processing plant.

Working in all aspects of the project lifecycle from feasibility to handover for 25+ years, Mr Owen brings a strong focus on self-perform project execution and efficient EPCM utilisation, with >12 years at Outotec managing in the project and engineering offices in Australia and Africa.

Chief Financial Officer

Andre Potgieter

Mr Potgieter is a highly experienced finance professional with more than 25 years’ involvement in mining operations and construction projects, including both EPCM-executed and self-perform projects. He has held senior roles in the mining industry with leading global companies such as First Quantum Minerals Ltd (FQM) and Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

In these positions, he has managed multi-billion-dollar budgets while providing financial guidance and support from initial feasibility through to capital reviews, mobilisation, construction, commissioning, and project close out. Mr Potgieter held the role of Cost Control Manager for FQM’s Cobre Panama Project where he led the entire cost control effort for the project and associated operations, which had a Project Construction budget of US$6.7 billion.

Wellfields Technical Services Superintendent

Ben Jeuken

Based in South Australia, Mr Jeuken is well known and highly regarded by industry peers in the practical management of groundwater for mining projects specifically In-Situ Recovery (ISR) uranium mining.

His considerable experience includes technical engagements on neighbouring ISR uranium producer Heathgate Resources, the owner and operator of the Beverley and Beverley North Uranium Mines located 260km to the west of Honeymoon, and consulting to the International Atomic Energy Agency in developing uranium mining groundwater remediation guidelines.

Geology Manager

Jason Cherry

Based in South Australia, Mr Cherry, an experienced uranium exploration geologist of 17 years, has worked on various mining styles of uranium mineralisation, with several years on Honeymoon where he was intricately involved in discovering new uranium resources including the satellite deposits Jasons and Goulds Dam.

Mr Cherry subsequently applied his mineral exploration and management experience with uranium companies Vimy Resources and Toro Energy.

Strategic & Marketing

Sashi Davies

Ms Davies has more than 35 distinguished years of experience in the international uranium sector. She has extensive marketing expertise and an in-depth uranium knowledge base, having developed long-lasting relationships with international utilities and off-takers.

Most recently, she was GM and Director of CGN Global Uranium Ltd and Head of Marketing for Extract Resources Ltd.

In April 2020, Ms Davies was appointed to the World Nuclear Fuel Markets (WNFN) Board of Governors. The WNFM was established in 1974 to promote international commerce in nuclear fuel materials. WNFM membership comprises about 76 companies representing around 21 countries, and is dedicated to facilitating trade of nuclear materials and increasing the availability of accurate, timely and useful price information to the industry.

General Manager Honeymoon

James Davidson

Mr Davidson, who is based in Adelaide, South Australia, started his career in the mining industry at Rio Tinto’s Technology Development Centre before moving to Senior Metallurgist roles at Mt Gordon Copper and then at ERA’s Ranger Uranium Mine.

In 2004, he was recruited to undertake a key Technical Development role for Heathgate Resources in the expansion of the Beverley Uranium Mine.

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Merrill Ford

Dr Merrill Ford is an independent metallurgical consultant. He educated as a chemical engineer in South Africa, in mineral process design at Imperial College, London and gained his Ph.D. from the University of Witwatersrand.

He spent several years in the field of uranium extraction metallurgy, the design of NIMCIX columns for IX systems, the development of resin-in-pulp technology for gold and uranium and the modelling of uranium leaching. He joined ANSTO in March 2003 as Manager Special Projects, and from July 2008 until April 2016 he was Manager Metallurgy for Paladin Energy, becoming an independent consultant in 2016. As an independent consultant to the uranium industry Merrill has provided input to feasibility and operational studies for a number of uranium clients, including Cameco, Paladin, Energy Metals, and Swakop Uranium.

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