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Peter Reeve

Executive Chairman

Dr. Bob Beeson BSc Hons, PhD

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Bob Beeson is a professional geologist with over 35 years' experience in mineral exploration and development. He has held senior management positions with Billiton Australia, Acacia Resources, North Limited and New Hampton Goldfields and has extensive experience in leading and managing teams in many regions of the world. He was Managing Director of Aura Energy Ltd since its listing in 2006 and in 2015 vacated the position and is now Non-Executive Director. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Drake Resources Limited.

Highlights of Dr. Beeson’s specific uranium exploration experience include:

  • Led major geochemical exploration programmes for sediment-hosted and magmatic uranium deposits throughout South Africa;
  • Specialist geochemist in a multi-national team in the Middle East;
  • Conducted major review and targeting programme of the Alligator Rivers Uranium field for Mobil Energy Minerals;
  • Led Aura’s team that has made greenfields uranium discoveries in Sweden, West Africa and Western Australia.

Julian Perkins MSc, DIC, ACSM, FAusIMM, GAICD

Non-Executive Director

Dr Bob Beeson at Aura Energy
Julian Perkins at Aura Energy
Peter Reeve at Aura Energy

Mr Julian Perkins has over 40 years’ experience in the global minerals industry. He has held senior technical management positions in Australia for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd, Acacia Resources Ltd, Shell Australia, and prior to that for Billiton International Metals (part of the Shell Group) in the Netherlands. He has degrees in mining and metallurgical engineering, with operational experience in underground mining in South Africa and the metallurgical operations at Nchanga on the Zambian Copperbelt.  He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Perkins has extensive experience in research and development.  He was head of the mineral processing department at the Arnhem metals research centre of Shell Research in the Netherlands for three years. In Australia he was Chairman of the Board of Parker Centre Ltd, which managed the A J Parker Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Hydrometallurgy from 2006 to 2012, having been a director prior to that. He has also been a director on the boards of the Cooperative Research Centre for Mining and the Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research. He designed and managed the early metallurgical testwork and flowsheet design for both of Aura’s projects. He has been a non-executive director of Aura Energy Limited since 2011.

Peter Reeve has been involved in the Australian resources industry for approximately 25 years and, as a professional metallurgist, has held positions with Rio Tinto, Shell-Billiton, Newcrest Mining and Normet Consulting. For seven years Peter worked at JB Were as a Resource Specialist Fund Manager and a Resource Corporate Finance Director. He has been a management consultant in South Africa and was involved in an African iron ore start-up.

Peter was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Australia, which he co-founded with Robert Friedland, and was a Director of both EXCO Resources and Emmerson Resources.

Peter’s specialisation is the development of company strategy and the commercialisation of projects, and alignment with the global investment community and international resource corporations.

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