Board & Management

Basin Energy is led by an experienced and dedicated team of experts with extensive uranium exploration and development experience

Pete Moorhouse – Managing Director

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Applied and Environmental Geology – University of Leicester

Mr Moorhouse is an exploration geologist with 17 years’ experience of mineral exploration in Australia, Southern Africa and Europe. He possesses extensive experience within the junior uranium sector, having worked on multiple uranium projects globally including leading exploration for ASX listed uranium explorer and developer Alligator Energy (ASX:AGE) from IPO for 10 years.

Mr Moorhouse gained significant uranium exploration experience through his time at Alligator Energy in the role of Exploration Manager where he assisted in advancing their flagship Alligator Rivers Uranium Project in Northern Territory and secondary uranium assets in South Australia.

Mr Moorhouse has significant competencies in both the evaluation and execution of exploration, resource drilling programs, feasibility studies, and engagement with traditional owners. Mr Moorhouse has evaluated a large number of global uranium projects. Alongside traditional Exploration Manager responsibilities, Mr Moorhouse has acted as a liaison with the broader capital markets for Alligator Energy and his most recent role with Aeon Metals (ASX: AML). 

Mr Moorhouse has worked in geology for a number of resource focussed companies including BMEx Ltd, Impact Minerals (ASX: IPT), Mega Uranium (TSX:MGA) and Laramide Resources (ASX:LAM). 

Mr Moorhouse is not considered to be an independent director by virtue of his executive position within the Company.

Blake Steele – Non-Executive Chairman

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the UBC Sauder School of Business, Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada) and Chartered Business Valuator (Canada)

Most recently he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Azarga Uranium Corp. (Azarga), a TSX-listed uranium development and exploration company.  Under Mr. Steele’s stewardship, Azarga grew into an advanced stage multi-asset company and, in February 2022, enCore Energy Corp. (TSX.V:EU) completed the acquisition of Azarga for ~C$200M.  The transaction created a leading US-focused uranium development company with a market cap of ~C$500M and estimated resources totalling 99Mlbs U3O8.

Mr Steele began his career with Deloitte & Touche, where he worked in both the audit and financial advisory practices. Prior to joining Azarga he worked at SouthGobi Resources (TSX:SGQ) as Director of Finance and prior to that as Manager, Corporate Development. 

Peter Bird – Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Science, MBA

Mr Bird is an experienced corporate finance professional with 5 years’ experience in managing, leading and originating a variety of natural resources focused transactions including IPO’s, Capital Raises and M&A. He has also been involved in, and held board positions, with a variety of private resource focused companies in Western Australia. 

Currently, Mr Bird is based in New York, where he works with a private investment fund in a number of roles assisting with their investment strategies. Previously Mr Bird was an Associate Director of a boutique Perth based corporate advisory and investment banking firm. 

Ben Donovan – Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary

B.Comm (Hons), ACG (CS)

Mr Donovan is a chartered secretary and an associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia. He is also a director and principal of Argus Corporate Partners Pty Ltd which provides company secretary, corporate advisory, and consultancy services to a number of companies.

Mr Donovan has extensive experience in listing rules compliance and corporate governance, having served as senior adviser at the ASX in Perth for nearly three years, including as a member of the ASX JORC Committee and is currently a director and company secretary of several ASX listed and public unlisted companies involved in the resources and technology industries.

Mr Donovan is currently a non-executive director at Koonenberry Gold Ltd (ASX:KNB) and Tambourah Metals Ltd (ASX:TMB).

Jeremy Clark – Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons)(Geology) – Queensland University of Technology, Post-Graduate Certificate in Geostatistics – Edith Cowan University

Mr Clark has over 18 years of experience in mining and exploration geology across several uranium, base metals, and precious metals deposits globally. He has extensive experience working across all global financial exchange rules and regulations governing the reporting of exploration results, mineral resources, ore reserves and technical studies. Mr Clark was a founding member of the internal public reporting committee for RPM Global which oversaw, reviewed, and approved all ASX and global stock exchange releases which the company and its employees signed off on as a competent person both for resources and reserves, along with all mining studies from conceptual to feasibility study levels. 

Mr Clark has worked across several of RPM Global’s offices including Perth, Brisbane, Denver, Beijing, Toronto and Hong Kong. During this time he worked on numerous base and precious metals deposits as well as ferrous and uranium deposits in major mining centres within China, Central Asia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America. 

Subsequent to RPM Global, Mr Clark established his own boutique consultancy Lily Valley International which focuses primarily of strategic advice to clients in regard to compliance related issues, IPOs and mergers and acquisitions. 

Cory Belyk – Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan, Certificate of Negotiation (Harvard Law), Member of the associations of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and British Columbia

Mr Belyk is a geologist with 30 years of experience in exploration and mining operations, project evaluation and business development. His depth of experience is a result of work on a global scale including Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Australia.

Mr Belyk has extensive global uranium experience and is currently CEO and Executive Vice President of Canadian uranium explorer and project generator CanAlaska Uranium Ltd (TSX-V:CVV) and was previously employed by Cameco Corporation where his focus was on global activities related to Cameco’s project evaluation, business development, and international exploration activity with direct oversight and accountability for offices in Mongolia and Australia. Mr. Belyk was a member of Cameco’s exploration management team during the recent Fox Lake and West McArthur uranium discoveries.

Additionally, Mr Belyk has held leadership roles at COGEMA (now Orano) and Uranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd.

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