Garrett Ainsworth is the President, CEO, and Director of MK2 Ventures Ltd. Prior to MK2, Mr. Ainsworth was the Vice President Exploration and Development for NexGen Energy Ltd. from June 2014 to April 2018. He led the technical team with the rapid expansion of NexGen’s Arrow Uranium Deposit, as well as multiple high-grade uranium discoveries on the Rook I property in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. Mr. Ainsworth was co-recipient of the PDAC Bill Dennis Award in March 2018 for the discovery and development of the Arrow Deposit.
Before NexGen, Mr. Ainsworth was co-recipient of the AME BC Colin Spence Award in 2013. This honour was in recognition of his efforts which led to the discovery of the high-grade uranium mineralized system on the Patterson Lake South Project in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. He was the Project Manager and oversaw the staking of new claims, the discovery of a high-grade boulder field, and drill hole discoveries at the R00E, R390E, and R780E high-grade uranium zones.
Mr. Ainsworth’s academic background includes a Diploma of Technology in Mining and Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering with honours from BCIT, and a Bachelor of Science in Geology with first class honours from Birkbeck, University of London.