MR JOHN HARRISON
(Non Executive Chairman)
Mr Harrison brings to Peninsula a wealth of experience and resource sector knowledge acquired over a 45 year career including 20 years of investment banking in London. During this time Mr Harrison has developed an extensive international contact base advising companies across a range of commodities, (including uranium) and raising more than £500m in equity capital in the process.
Prior to joining RFC Ambrian Ltd and following a successful career in the Lloyd’s reinsurance market, Mr Harrison was Managing Director at Numis Securities Ltd (Numis) where he worked on the development and listing of the then, new Lloyd’s corporate underwriting vehicles, an activity upon which the Numis corporate finance franchise was built.
Mr Harrison is the former Non-Executive Chairman (UK) of international advisory and broking firm RFC Ambrian Ltd and is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of unlisted UK coking coal development company West Cumbria Mining Limited.
Mr John (Gus) Simpson
(Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer)
Mr Simpson is both a Science and Arts graduate from Curtin University, Western Australia. He joined the Peninsula Energy Board in August 2007 and has over 25 years of experience in the management of listed mineral companies. He has had principal involvement in a number of successful mineral discoveries in Africa, Australia and North America.
Previously held positions include senior executive roles with Gindalbie Mining NL, Australian Minerals Sands NL, Panorama Resources NL and Tanganyika Gold Limited. Mr Simpson is currently Non-Executive Chairman of ASX-listed resource company, Indus Energy NL.
Mr Simpson brings a high level of strategic, commercial and corporate expertise to the company.
Mr Warwick Grigor
(Non Executive Director)
Mr Grigor is a highly respected and experienced mining analyst, with an intimate knowledge of all market related aspects of the mining industry. He is a graduate of the Australian National University having completed degrees in law and economics. His association with mining commenced with a position in the finance department of Hamersley Iron, and from there he moved to Jacksons, Graham, Moore and Partners to become Australia's first specialist gold mining analyst. Mr Grigor left to be the founding research partner at Pembroke Securities and then the Senior Analyst at County NatWest Securities. He left County in 1991 to found Far East Capital Limited that was established as a specialist mining company financier and corporate adviser, together with Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest.
In 2008, Far East Capital sponsored the formation of a stockbroking company, BGF Equities, and Mr Grigor assumed the position of Executive Chairman. This was re-badged as Canaccord Genuity Australia Limited when a 50% stake was sold to Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. Mr Grigor retired from Canaccord in October 2014, returning to Far East Capital. He currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of First Graphite Ltd.
Mr Grigor's research knowledge and market intelligence gives Peninsula a strong strategic direction.
Mr Lockwood is a director of London based Arlington Group Asset Management Limited and was previously the senior resources fund manager at CQS Asset Management Ltd having merged his New City Investment Management group with CQS in 2007.
Mr Lockwood has over 50 years’ experience in the funds management and mining investment sectors across the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. He has extensive involvement with the uranium sector via institutional investment markets including being the founder of specialist uranium investment fund, Geiger Counter Ltd.
Mr Lockwood also played a pivotal role at Board level and was a director of AIM-listed uranium company Kalahari Minerals, which held a 42.74% interest in Extract Resources. Extract Resources was the owner of the Husab uranium project in Namibia. Kalahari Minerals and Extract Resources were taken over by China Guandong Nuclear Power Corporation in 2012 for US$2 billion delivering substantial value to the shareholders of both companies.
MR EVGENIJ IORICH
Mr Iorich is currently Vice President, Investment Team at Pala Investments Limited (Pala) and has extensive experience in the natural resources sector across a broad range of commodities with a focus on M&A opportunities, operational, financial planning and corporate structuring.
Prior to joining Pala in 2006, Mr Iorich was a financial manager at Mechel, the Russian metals and mining company, where his responsibilities included all aspects of budgeting and financial modelling.
Mr Iorich graduated from the University of Zurich with a Master of Arts degree and is currently a Non-Executive Director of TSX-listed Serinus Energy and TSX-V-listed Asian Mineral Resources.
MR HARRISON (HINK) BARKER
Harrison (Hink) Barker retired June 1, 2015 from the Generation segment of Dominion Resources with over 40 years of fossil and nuclear fuel commercial and technical responsibilities. Since 1992, Mr Barker had been the manager responsible for Dominion’s procurement of nuclear fuel and the related processing steps of conversion from U3O8 to UF6, enrichment of UF6, and fabrication of nuclear fuel assemblies.
He is a former chair of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Utility Fuel Committee, and a past member of the World Nuclear Fuel Market Board of Directors (Chairman for two years). He served on an Advisory Board to American Uranium Corporation while they attempted to develop the Wyoming Reno Creek uranium deposit.
From 1975 to 1984 he worked as an engineer and supervisor in the areas of nuclear fuel quality assurance, nuclear core design, nuclear fabrication contract administration, nuclear fuel procurement, spent fuel transportation and disposal planning during a period when Dominion was building its regulated nuclear operating fleet in Virginia.
Mr Barker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master’s in Nuclear Engineering Science both from the University of Florida.
MR MARK WHEATLEY
Mr Wheatley is an experienced resources company CEO, Non-Executive Director and Chairman with a career spanning more than 30 years in mining and related industries. He has worked in the uranium industry since 2003 and been involved in ISR project exploration, feasibility studies, start up, production, rehabilitation and closure. His uranium experience includes the roles of Chairman and CEO of Southern Cross Resources Inc., the operator of the Honeymoon ISR uranium project, Non-Executive Director of Uranium One Inc. and Uranium Resources Inc. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Xanadu Mines Ltd.