Stephen is a geologist and corporate leader with a wealth of experience in the discovery, development, and commercialisation of mining assets over three decades, including 17 years in senior roles in the uranium sector.

Stephen’s uranium experience includes 12 years as Australian Managing Director of Orano, the world’s third largest uranium producer.  At Orano, Stephen led a sustained program of corporate improvement and active exploration; and represented both Orano and Cameco on the board of publicly listed ERA Ltd, owner and operator of the Ranger Uranium Mine in the Northern Territory of Australia.  Stephen was involved in the negotiations and sale of these two companies’ stakes in ERA, to Rio Tinto.

Stephen later co-founded and floated ASX listed U3O8 Ltd, where he led the discovery of the Dawson-Hinkler calcrete hosted uranium deposit in Western Australia, before negotiating its sale to Toro Energy Limited.