President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Steele joined the company in October 2014 as the Chief Financial Officer and subsequently took on the additional roles of President and Corporate Secretary, prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Azarga Resources, which merged with Powertech Uranium to form Azarga Uranium, Mr. Steele worked at SouthGobi Resources (part of the Ivanhoe Mines Group) as Director of Finance and prior to that as Manager, Corporate Development. Mr. Steele began his career with Deloitte & Touche, where he worked in both the audit and financial advisory practices. 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.
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.
Doris Meyer is a highly regarded business person and gained her early experience in the mining industry as Vice President, Finance of Queenstake Resources Ltd. from 1985 to 2003 and Corporate Secretary until 2004. She was the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of AuEx from 2004 to 2010, and she played an integral role in the discussions and dealings between AuEx and Fronteer that ultimately led to the acquisition of AuEx by Fronteer. In 1996, Doris founded Golden Oak Corporate Services Ltd. which provides publicly traded mineral exploration companies with administrative, accounting and corporate and regulatory compliance services. Doris serves as an officer and/or director of several mining companies that trade on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges.
Chief Financial Officer
Dan O’Brien is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant with over 15 years of experience working with junior resource companies. Dan is President of Golden Oak and serves as Chief Financial Officer for a number of publicly listed exploration companies trading on the TSX and TSX Venture exchanges. Dan was previously a senior manager at a leading Canadian accounting firm where he specialized in the audit of public companies in the mining and resource sector.