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NexGen names Chief Financial Officer

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Manufacturing Operations Cleantech Chief Financial Officer NexGen

NextGen also appoints a Special Advisor.

VANCOUVER — NexGen Energy Ltd., appoints Ben Salter as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1.

Salter commenced with NexGen in June 2021 and currently holds the role of Vice-President, Finance. He has experience in financial reporting, regulatory compliance, internal controls, and corporate finance activities.

Prior to NexGen, Salter worked at Methanex Corporation and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (previously Alterra Power Corp.) where he was responsible for financial reporting, controls and systems. Salter will assume the CFO position upon the resignation of Harpreet Dhaliwal who is pursuing other career interests.

“Ben has been an important part of NexGen’s growth journey, and has consistently demonstrated exceptional commitment to the Company,” said Leigh Curyer, Chief Executive Officer, NextGen. “His extensive knowledge of NexGen’s financial landscape and requirements, combined with strong leadership abilities, make him the ideal candidate for the role of CFO, and positions the Company for an expansion. The entire NexGen leadership team and the Board of Directors would like to thank Harpreet for her valuable contributions during her time with the Company. Harpreet played a significant role in implementing key financial systems.”

In addition, Tracy Primeau will join the company as Special Advisor specializing in community. With a background in nuclear energy, Primeau’s journey began at Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering Nuclear Power Station, leading her to become one of the few women to attain a Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) license at Bruce Power and its sole female Shift Manager. A board member of both Ontario Power Generation and Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada.

“On behalf of the Board and Executive, it is a privilege to have Tracy join us at this exciting pivotal stage in the Company’s development,” said Curyer. “Her vast experience and aligned values with respect to genuine community engagement and advancement will further compliment NexGen’s demonstrated commitment in driving transformative change for all stakeholders.”


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