Frank has over 20 years of practical experience in the development and engineering of metallurgical processes. He has worked on processes for a wide range of commodities, including rare earths, base metals, precious metals, lithium, titanium and uranium. His particular area of expertise is in the application of systems engineering techniques to ensure seamless project development from concept through to commercialization in a timely and cost effective manner. Front end engineering to take into account technical, economic, regulatory and environmental considerations are central to his approach. Following completion of his doctorate in chemical engineering in 1995, Frank has led process development teams at ANSTO (2008 – 2014), BHP Billiton (2005 – 2008) and Intec Ltd (1995 – 2005).
Rod has over 30 years experience in the resources sector, encompassing a range of companies and commodities. With a technical background in metallurgy, Rod has a strong track record in project development and has worked in Australia, Europe, South America and Africa. He has worked for the owners development teams on the Cadia Project (Newcrest) and the Cowal Gold Mine (Barrick), both in New South Wales and was involved through metallurgical testing, feasibility studies, process design and commissioning. Rod has been working on African projects since 2006 and has been involved in Paladin Energy’s Langer Heinrich and Kayelekera mines (located in Namibia and Malawi respectively) and Mantra Resources’ Mkuju River Project in Tanzania, subsequently acquired by ARMZ. He joined Uranex in 2011 as the Development Manager and was appointed CEO in May 2012.
Brent has a diverse background in geology with extensive exploration and project development experience. His broader ten plus years of experience covers exploration, resource and mining projects and a variety of commodities including uranium, coal, gold, copper and zinc. Most recently Brent has spent five years working in Botswana as a Resource Development Manager and Senior Geologist with A-Cap Resources; accountable for the development and execution of exploration and resource definition programs and mineral resource estimates. He has also been involved in project reviews of tenements and potential joint ventures or acquisitions, including graphite and gold within southern Tanzania. Prior to living in and working in Botswana Brent worked in Laos as a Resource Geologist with Oxiana developing gold and copper exploration projects and in Australia with OZ Minerals/Oxiana and Newmont on copper, zinc and gold exploration, resource development and mining projects.
Ms Mafwenga joined Uranex in 2010 and is responsible for stakeholder consultation at Regional, District and Village levels. She is an experienced communicator with a diverse background in industry, including project development and environmental and social approvals processes. In her previous role as a consultant with Paulsam Engineering, she was involved in conducting EIA-Socio-Economic studies for various different industries in Tanzania, including power transmission, coal mining, coal fuelled power generation, tanzanite mining, gold mining, sapphire mining, bauxite mining, explosive manufacturing, timber, cement manufacturing and limestone mining. Ms Mafwenga holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam.