Technical Team

Ross E. McElroy, P.Geo, B.Sc.

Technical Team Leader

In addition to being the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Ross McElroy is Fission Uranium’s Chief Geologist. Mr. McElroy has nearly 30  years of experience in exploration, advanced project development and mining for both junior and major mining companies for a variety of commodities including uranium, gold and diamonds. A more complete bio can be found as part of the Management section of the site.

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.

Raymond Ashley, P.Geoph.

VP Exploration

Mr. Ashley has worked in the mineral exploration industry for 25 years. From 1990 to 1996, he was employed with BHP-Billiton, first in gold and base metal exploration and later in diamonds. With BHP-Billiton he was a key member of the discovery team of Ekati, Canada’s first diamond mine, and held the position of Exploration Manager Canada Diamonds. From 1996 to 2009 he was VP Exploration for Dia Met Minerals in exploration for diamonds internationally, COO of Trigon Exploration Ltd., a public company he co-founded, and VP Exploration for Diamondex Resources Ltd. Since 2009, he has been an independent consulting geoscientist and was  a member of the Fission Energy team responsible for the high grade uranium J Zone discovery at Waterbury Lake.

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.

Sam Hartmann, B.Sc., P.Geo.

Project Manager

Sam Hartmann has been involved in mineral exploration for over a decade and is a registered professional geoscientist in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Mr. Hartmann joined the Fission team in 2012 at the Waterbury Lake property during drill definition of the Tthe Heldeth Túé uranium deposit (formerly named J Zone) and was an integral member of the technical team that discovered and has advanced the Patterson Lake South deposit. Mr. Hartmann is responsible for managing key geotechnical aspects from planning to overseeing on site. Prior to joining Fission, he was employed by Imperial Metals where he worked as a project geologist at underground and open pit projects in both exploration and production mining settings in British Columbia.

David Bingham, B.Sc., P.Geo.


Mr. Bingham is a professional geophysicist practicing since graduating from UBC in 1978. He has been a consultant since 2009, first with Living Sky Geophysics and now as an independent doing business as Bingham Geoscience. He has extensive experience exploring for various mineral types and oil deposits. Mr. Bingham was employed from 1994 to late 2009 with AREVA Resources Canada Inc., and was the lead geophysicist on many of AREVA’s projects, including the Waterbury/Cigar, Midwest and McLean Deposits. From 1975 to 1994, Mr. Bingham has worked for various contractors and companies. Mr. Bingham is registered as a P. Geo. in Saskatchewan.

Caroline Harke: M.Sc.(Geol)


Ms. Harke has worked in mineral exploration for 25 years with experience in exploration program development and project management. She has worked extensively in uranium, diamond, gold, and base metals exploration programs across Canada on grass roots field programs to feasibility staged programs. She earned her B.Sc. Geology and M.Sc. Geology from Carleton University in Ottawa while working with the Geological Survey of Canada where she was involved with a technical research team investigating quaternary deposits in Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia. Past employers include Diamondex Resources Ltd., Tahera Corporation, Lytton Minerals, BHP Minerals, Premier Minerals Ltd., and the Geological Survey of Canada. She joined the Fission Team as an independent consultant in 2008.

Victor Mitchell


Mr. Mitchell has worked in the mineral exploration industry for 25 years. From 1985 to 2001, he was employed with BHP-Billiton, first in gold and base metal exploration and later with the discovery team of Ekati. Since 2001, he has been an independent consulting geoscientist, and was a member of the Fission Energy team responsible for the high grade uranium J Zone discovery at Waterbury Lake.