Board of Directors

  • Richard Clement

    Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Clement was the Deputy Chairman from February 2015 to August 2015.  He was the President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2006 until February 2015. He has been a director from May 2006 until present. Mr. Clement is a geologist with 30 years’ experience in uranium corporate management. He spent the early part of his career with Mobil Oil Corp., where he was responsible for operations management of uranium exploration in the United States. He also developed a worldwide mineral exploration strategy for Mobil. In 1983, he joined Uranium Resources Inc., a US company specializing in ISR development. He later became President of Uranium Resources’ New Mexico Subsidiary, Hydro Resources. Mr. Clement stayed with Hydro Resources until 2000, where he was responsible for securing the company’s mining permits for ISR development.

  • Curtis Church

    VP International Operations, Director

    Mr. Church has been involved in the resource sector for over 16 years, 8 of which were in Central Asia. Prior to founding Azarga Resources, which merged with Powertech Uranium to form Azarga Uranium, Curtis held several positions, latest one being Chief Operating Officer, at Southgobi Resources, a coal production and exploration company listed on the TSX and HKEx with assets in Mongolia. Throughout his career, Curtis has received a wide variety of training ranging from mining, people management, safety and even fire fighting.

  • Joseph Havlin

    Independent Non-Executive, Director

    Mr. Havlin has been a director of the Company since October 2014 and was previously a director of Azarga Resources from 2012. Mr. Havlin is a Director of eBullion, Inc., a gold and silver trading company listed on the US Over the Counter market, from 2013 to present.  Previously, Mr. Havlin was Director of Black Range Minerals Limited, a uranium exploration and technology company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, from 2014 to 2015; and Director of Pacific Advisers Pte Ltd., a financial consultancy firm, from 2010 to 2015. Previous to that, Mr. Havlin was Director and CFO of Alpha Prime Investment Limited, a coal exploration, development and mining company from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Havlin is a US CPA has over thirty years’ experience holding senior operations and financial management positions in mining among other industries in both public accounting and private industry.

  • Matthew O’Kane

    Independent Non-Executive, Director

    Matthew currently serves as CFO of General Nice Resources (Hong Kong) Ltd., a commodities trading and resource development company. Previously, Matthew was CFO of Celsius Coal (ASX:CLA), a coking coal development company, and CFO of SouthGobi Resources (HKEx:1878 – TSX:SGQ), a coal production and exploration company with assets in Mongolia. Prior to SouthGobi, Mr. O’Kane worked for 15 years in finance roles within the automotive industry working for Ford Motor Company both in Australia and in the United States, and also for Volvo Car Corporation. Mr. O’Kane holds a Bachelor degree in Business (Economics and Finance), a Masters of Business Administration and is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant.

  • Paul Struijk

    Independent Non-Executive, Director

    Mr. Struijk is currently acting as the advisor to the CEO of OS X Brasil S/A, a company in the oil and gas sector listed on the BM&F BOVESPA.  Mr Struijk is also presently the CEO and founder of APS Global Resources (ASIA) Ltd. since April 2013.  From April 2010 to March 2013, Mr. Struijk was the Executive Director of Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Limited, a company in the coal sector listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, where he was also the Managing Director of the Winsway Resources Singapore branch and Director of the Winsway-Peabody JV.  From 2012 to March 2013, Mr. Struijk was also the interim CEO for the Grande Cache Coal mine in Canada, a joint venture between Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Limited and Marubeni Corporation of Japan. During 2013 to 2015, Mr. Struijk has also been acting as advisor to senior management of 2 SGX listed companies in the natural and energy resources industry.  Mr. Struijk was active as an entrepreneur in various ventures in Brazil, including agricultural, from 2000-2009. Previous to that, Mr. Struijk was self-employed and was involved in the global trading of petrochemicals and oil derivatives.   

  • Alexander Bayer

    Independent Non-Executive, Director

    Mr. Bayer has been a director of the Company since January 2015. Mr. Bayer is the Principal of Bayer Law Corporation (principal occupation), a consulting company providing legal services to public and private companies. Prior to founding Bayer Law Corporation in January 2015, he was the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Meryllion Resources Corporation a mineral resource exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Prior to joining Meryllion, Mr. Bayer was a lawyer at Goodmans LLP for 8 years.