Dr. Gunning has more than 25 years of diverse and valuable experience
in mineral exploration and geological research, and is widely
recognized for his expertise in the uranium sector. He is currently the
Executive Chairman at Alpha Minerals, the target of a supported takeover
and consolidation of the Patterson Lake discovery in Saskatchewan.
Prior to Alpha, he was CEO of Hathor Exploration, a Vancouver-based
junior uranium explorer, he executed successive resource and PEA
milestones for the CompanyHathor’s Roughrider uranium deposit discovery,
and he guided the CompanyHathor through a hostile M&A competition
to an eventual $654 million acquisition by Rio Tinto, one of the top ten
deals in 2011 in the global mining sector. Prior to joining Hathor, Dr.
Gunning served as President and CEO of Triex Minerals, during which
term Triex raised more than $30 million for its projects, built an
accomplished exploration team, and advanced a diverse project portfolio
in the U.S. and Canada. Previous to Triex, Dr. Gunning was the principal
Mineral Deposits Research Geologist at the Saskatchewan Geological
Survey, before which, he was a Senior Project Geologist in Exploration
at Teck Cominco Ltd., responsible for all aspects of various exploration
programs and initiatives in the Canadian high Arctic, Brazil and
Mexico. He has a Ph.D. in mineral deposits and volcanology from the
University of Western Ontario, and is a past President of the
Saskatchewan Geological Society and the Society of Economic Geologists
Student Chapter. Dr. Gunning is currently a director of two public
companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.