Dr. Michael Gunning
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 of ALX Uranium Corp., a uranium and mineral exploration company focused on the Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan, Canada, home to some of the world’s largest and richest high-grade uranium deposits. Prior to ALX Uranium, he was 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, where he executed successive resource and PEA milestones for Hathor’s Roughrider uranium deposit discovery, and he guided Hathor 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.