Senior Management

  • 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.

  • Blake Steele

    President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

    Mr. Steele began his career with Deloitte & Touche, where he worked in both the audit and financial advisory practices. Prior to joining Azarga Resources, which merged with Powertech Uranium to form Azarga Uranium, Mr. Steele worked at SouthGobi Resources as Director of Finance and prior to that as Manager, Corporate Development. Mr. Steele graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator in Canada.

  • John Mays

    Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Mays brings more than 20 years of engineering experience in the uranium industry, focusing on ISR mining in both the US and internationally. He has experience in all facets of ISR mining spanning from design, construction, and operation of ISR uranium mines. From 2006 until joining Powertech Uranium, Mr. Mays served as the Chief In-situ Mining Engineer at UrAsia’s three ISR projects in Kazakhstan, and later Uranium One. Prior to joining UrAsia, he held the position of Senior Mining Engineer with Searles Valley Minerals of Trona, California. Mr. Mays also held the position of Superintendent of Well Field Construction for Power Resources Inc on both their Smith Ranch and Highland Uranium Project in Douglas, Wyoming. Mr. Mays holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refinement from the Colorado School of Mines. John Mays is a licensed professional engineer in South Dakota and Colorado.

  • 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.