President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cates is a director and President and CEO of Denison Mines Corp. ("Denison") and Denison Mines Inc. (the "Manager"). Through the various roles he has held with Denison during his tenure, Mr. Cates has been involved in numerous aspects of the Corporation, from day-to-day oversight of management functions to the Corporation's acquisition of Uranium Limited in 2010. Mr. Cates is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Master in Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. McDonald is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and brings extensive financial experience to the role. Previously, Mr. McDonald held positions with PwC LLP providing audit, tax and other financial advisory services for global companies. Mr. McDonald has extensive knowledge in the areas of financial reporting in accordance with IFRS, risk and quality management, SOX and internal controls, as well as experience in public and private debt and equity offerings in Canada and the United States. Mr. McDonald also serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Denison and Chief Financial Officer of the Manager.
Ms. Willett is the Corporate Secretary of the Corporation and the Manager, and is Vice President Legal and Corporate Secretary of Denison. Prior to joining Denison and the Corporation in 2016, Ms. Willett was a securities law associate at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Vancouver, a position she held since 2011. Prior to that, she was a corporate and securities law associate with Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto. Her practice focused on advising public and private companies on matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, securities law and stock exchange compliance matters, and general corporate matters. She has been involved in a broad range of transactional and corporate governance work for companies listed on the TSX and the TSX Venture Exchange, with an emphasis on advising companies in the mining industry. Ms. Willett graduated from York University in 2007 with an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA degree from the Schulich School of Business. She is a member of both the Ontario and British Columbia Bars.