Board of Directors

  • Richard Clement

    Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Clement has been a director of the Company from May 2006 until present and has been serving as the Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer since August 2015. He was Deputy Chairman of the Company from February 2015 to August 2015, President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2006 until February 2015 and Corporate Secretary from October 2013 until February 2015. Mr. Clement is a professional geologist with over 35 years of experience in uranium recovery.

  • Curtis Church

    VP International Operations, Director

    Mr. Church is currently a director and Vice President, International Operations. Previously, he was President and Director of Azarga Resources from October 2012 to October 28, 2014. Mr. Church previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of SouthGobi Resources, a coal production and development company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from April 2011 to October 2012. Mr. Church also served as Vice President of Mining Operations of SouthGobi Resources from October 2010 to March 2011.

  • Joseph Havlin

    Independent Non-Executive, Director

    Mr. Havlin has been a director of the Company and audit committee chair since October 2014 and a director of Azarga Resources since 2012.  Currently, Mr. Havlin is Vice President Finance with Wyo-Ben, Inc., a bentonite miner and manufacturer of drilling fluids and other bentonite based products as well as a line of drill fluid recycler and reclaimer equipment. Mr. Havlin was also a Director of eBullion, Inc., a gold and silver trading company listed on the US Over the Counter market, from 2012 to 2016.  Previously, Mr. Havlin was a director of Black Range Minerals Limited, a uranium exploration and technology company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, from March 2014 to September 2015. Mr. Havlin is a US CPA with over thirty years’ experience holding senior operations and financial management positions in mining, manufacturing and other industries in both public accounting and private industry.

  • Matthew O’Kane

    Independent Non-Executive, Director

    Mr. O’Kane is currently engaged as the CFO of a modular home producer with operations in the Asia Pacific region, as well as providing CFO services to a Hong Kong SFC licensed institutional brokerage and asset management firm. He also provides consulting services to minerals and commodities businesses, and is a Director of Northern Territories Resources Pty. Ltd, which owns a significant base metals project in Australia.  He was the CFO of a large private commodities trading firm in Hong Kong from August 2014 to August 2016 and was the CFO of Celsius Coal Limited from May 2013 to August 2014, an Australian coal mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Prior to joining Celsius Coal Limited, Mr. O’Kane was the CFO of SouthGobi Resources Limited, a coal production and development company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from July 2011 to November 2012 and the VP Commercial Operations and Investor Relations of SouthGobi Resources Limited from January 2011 to June 2011. From 2006 to January 2011, Mr. O’Kane was the Finance Director and Executive Director of Volvo Car Australia Pty Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Volvo Cars Sweden.

  • 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 from January 2014 to January 2015. Prior to joining Meryllion, Mr. Bayer was a lawyer at Goodmans LLP from May 2006 to December 2013.