Technical Team

Ross E. McElroy, P.Geo, B.Sc.

Technical Team Leader

Mr. McElroy is a professional geologist with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. He is the winner of the 2014 PDAC Bill Dennis award for exploration success and the Northern Miner 'Mining Person of the Year'. He has comprehensive experience with working and managing many types of mineral projects from the grass roots exploration to feasibility and production.

Mr. McElroy has held senior technical and executive positions with both major and junior mining companies, which include BHP Billiton, Cogema Canada, and Cameco. He was a member of the early stage discovery team of the giant MacArthur River uranium deposit.

Mr. McElroy was a key part of the hugely successful Fission Energy Corp. team as President, COO and Chief Geologist. He headed up the technical team that made the discovery at Waterbury Lake, SK and Fission Uranium Corp.'s Triple R deposit at its PLS project. Mr. McElroy assumed the role of CEO in September 2020.

Mr. McElroy received a Bachelor's Degree in Science, with a Specialization in Geology from the University of Alberta in 1987 and is a registered professional geologist in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Nunavut/Northwest Territories.

Qualified Person

The technical information in this website has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43- 101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Ross McElroy, P.Geol. President and COO for Fission Uranium Corp., a Qualified Person.

Gary Haywood, P. Eng.

VP Project Development

Mr Haywood is a professional Mining Engineer licensed in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and the Yukon with over 35 years of mine engineering and operations experience in underground and surface mining, in commodities including gold, coal and uranium. He has extensive experience with underground uranium mining operations through his previous employment with Cameco Corp. at the Eagle Point and McArthur River operations in various capacities including Senior Mine Engineer, Mine Superintendent and General Manager. For the past three years, Mr Haywood has been providing mine engineering consulting services to the mineral resource industry and has been involved in Pre-feasibility studies, project management and mine operational readiness planning.

Kanan Sarioglu, P. Geo

VP Exploration

Mr. Sarioglu is a professional geoscientist with over 17 years of experience in the uranium space, on projects ranging from greenfield exploration to feasibility level study. He was an integral part of the Fission technical team from 2009 to 2021 and oversaw drilling operations at Fission’s J-Zone deposit (now Denison Mines’ Tthe Heldeth Túé deposit) and all zones comprising the Triple R deposit. Prior to returning to Fission, Mr. Sarioglu was the VP Exploration with 92 Energy Ltd. and directed exploration activities at the recently identified Gemini Uranium Discovery. Mr. Sarioglu is a registered P.Geo in good standing with EGBC (British Columbia), APEGA (Alberta) and APEGS (Saskatchewan).

Jeff Pryznyk, Engineering Licensee, A.Sc.T

Environmental Manager

Mr. Pryznyk is an environment, health and safety professional with two decades of experience working in Saskatchewan, including 15 years in mining. Much of that experience was gained working in uranium mining in northern Saskatchewan where he held positions in environmental management and regulatory affairs at a uranium mine during both construction and operating phases. He holds a license to practice engineering in Saskatchewan as well as being an applied science technologist.

James Haley, P. Geo

Senior Geologist

Mr. Haley is a Professional Geologist with over a decade of mineral exploration experience throughout Canada. His experience ranges from grassroots exploration to pre-feasibility level studies, in a diverse range of commodities, including uranium, rare earth elements, gold, tungsten, and other critical elements.

Mr. Haley previously worked with Fission Uranium Corp. and assisted with the delineation of the Triple R deposit, with a focus on interpreting and understanding the controls on mineralization and how to best utilize this understanding elsewhere on the property for further discovery.

Prior to joining Fission Uranium Corp., Mr. Haley worked with Search Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: SMY), where he operated as Senior Geologist, and supported the exploration and delineation of several rare earth element projects.

Mr. Haley received a Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Sciences (Geology) in 2010, and a Master’s of Science Degree in Earth Sciences (Geology) in 2014, both from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is registered as a Professional Geologist in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mark Wittrup, MSc., P.Eng., P.Geo., CMC

Regulatory and Environmental Permitting

Mr. Wittrup has over 40 years of experience in the uranium sector and specializes in environmental and regulatory work. His background includes environmental and regulatory experience in Canada, the United States, Australia, Greenland, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, and was the project lead and lead author for the McArthur River EIS and licensing process. Mr. Wittrup has also worked as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection and Audit, with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and is currently VP Environmental and Regulatory Affairs with the Clifton Engineering Group. He is acting as Fission's Head of Environmental Affairs on the development project team and is a Qualified Person on Environmental, Social and Governance "ESG" matters for mining and NI 43-101 reporting.

Richard Elkington

Operations Manager

Richard Elkington has over 30 years of experience in security, logistics and supply chain management including work in the Middle East, Haiti, Ethiopia, United Kingdom and Canada wide operations. He has been involved in building remote logistical platforms and operational solutions to assist in mineral exploration for over a decade with a focus on critical infrastructure, crisis management, and business continuity. Mr. Elkington is an integral member of the technical team that discovered and has advanced the Patterson Lake South deposit. Since 2012 he has been responsible for logistical planning, coordination, management, and integration of all contractor groups supporting the Patterson Lake program. Additionally, he is responsible for integrating local stakeholder businesses, building local capacity, and assisting in the development of indigenous procurement programs to help grow the local industrial base.