Mr O’Connor has extensive global experience in the funds management industry, and has worked with public and private companies in developed and emerging economies. He was co-founder, director and deputy chairman of IMS Selection Management Ltd, which had $10 billion under management or advice from 1998-2008. Following the sale of IMS to BNP Paribas in 2008, he was deputy chairman of FundQuest UK Ltd, with $10 billion under management. FundQuest globally had $35 billion of assets under management from 2008-2010.
Mr O’Connor has been a Non-Executive Director of ASX 100 company Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST) since 2012, during which NST has grown its market cap significantly to $9 billion. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Blue Ocean Monitoring Limited.
Managing Director & CEO
Mr Craib is Managing Director and CEO having joined the company on 9 January 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession specialising in the mining, having gained vast experience in executive roles held in Australia, United Kingdom, Namibia, and China. For the past 12 years Mr Craib’s career has been dedicated to the uranium industry.
Prior to commencing with Boss Energy, Mr Craib served as Finance Director to Swakop Uranium (Pty) Ltd and was heavily involved in the US$2.5 billion development and construction of its world class Husab uranium mine in Namibia. Its principal shareholder CGN, is the largest nuclear power operator in China and largest nuclear power constructor world-wide. Husab was commissioned in 2016, upon which Mr Craib was recruited to join Boss Energy.
Adelaide-based Mr Jones (MMinEng) is an industrial chemist and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), with more than 20 years of experience in the Australian uranium industry. He has worked in all aspects of the mining cycle, particularly in uranium in-situ recovery (ISR) and mine development and production.
Mr Jones spent nearly 10 years in roles with ISR uranium producer Heathgate Resources, owned by US based nuclear company General Atomics. Heathgate is the owner and operator of the Beverley and Beverley North Uranium Mines in South Australia, Australia’s only other producing ISR uranium mine.
Most recently he has been Chief Operating Officer of Canadian-based uranium developer Laramide Resources (ASX/TSX: LAM, OTC: LMRXF). Laramide has a portfolio of uranium US-based assets, and Australian project interests.
Mr Buck’s Uranium experience began with Cameco Corporation, where he was employed for 15 years between 1991-2006 in various roles, culminating as GM of the McArthur River Uranium Mine and Key Lake Mill, the largest Uranium mining operation in the world.
He then held senior operational roles with Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) as General Manager and Managing Director of the Langer Heinrich Uranium Project in Namibia from the commencement of construction in February 2006 through to design level production. From September 2009 to May 2011, Mr Buck was Executive GM Operations at Paladin with direct operational responsibility for its Langer Heinrich and Kayelekera Uranium projects.
Since 2011, Mr Buck has acted as Operations Director with First Quantum Minerals (TSX: FM), overseeing mining operations in Finland, Spain, Turkey, Australia and Mauritania.
Mr Kingsnorth (FAusIMM) has extensive executive experience in the international mining sector including positions with Bechtel, Alcoa, Shell (Billiton), Rio Tinto, Ashton Mining and Greenbushes. His career includes a focus on comprehensive management of process development, project feasibility studies and project development through to successful mine start-up that is fully cognisant of market demands.