Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, Director
Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. is one of the world's leading experts in nuclear non-proliferation. Amb. Graham has served under four successive U.S. Presidents as a senior U.S. diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement for the past 35 years. This includes the SALT, START, ABM, INF, NPT, CFE and CTBT Treaties. Amb. Graham has served with the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and as the Special Representative of the President of the United States for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament, in which role he successfully led U.S. government efforts to achieve the permanent extension of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Chairman of the Company since June 2011; Director of the Company (2007-present); appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board for the nuclear program of the United Arab Emirates in December, 2009; Chairman of the Board of Mexco Energy Corporation (July 1997-present); Executive Chairman of Lightbridge Corporation (formerly Thorium Power, Ltd.)(2006-present).
Peter G. Dasler, P.Geo.
Recognizing the favorable upturn of the uranium cycle in early 2004, Mr. Dasler positioned CanAlaska Uranium (then CanAlaska Ventures Ltd.) to become a significant presence in the field of Canadian uranium exploration by staking mineral claims in the most favorable districts of Canada's Athabasca Basin, home to the world's largest-richest uranium mines. He has since assembled an expert geological team that has enabled CanAlaska to carry out over $50 million in exploration and advance multiple uranium projects towards discovery.
Mr. Dasler possesses a comprehensive mineral exploration and public company management background, having worked for over 20 years in Canada as an executive and consulting geologist for companies engaged in the exploration for gold, copper, platinum, nickel, molybdenum, lead and zinc. Previously, he held the position of Mine Manager and Production Manager of the 10 mil. ton per annum Taharoa Ironsand Mine in his native New Zealand.
Mr. Dasler holds Bachelor's (1974) and Master's (1981) degrees in Geology from Canterbury University, New Zealand and is Qualified and Registered as a Professional Geologist in British Columbia, and acts as a "Qualified Person" under the definition used in National Instrument 43 101.
Cory Belyk, P.Geo
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President
Mr. Belyk is a geologist with nearly 30 years of experience in exploration and mining operations, project evaluation and business development. His depth of experience is a result of work on a global scale including Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Australia.
Mr. Belyk was previously employed by COGEMA (now Orano), Uranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd, and Cameco Corporation in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. His recent focus was on global activities related to Cameco's project evaluation, business development, and international exploration activity with direct oversight and accountability for offices in Mongolia and Australia. Mr. Belyk was a member of Cameco's exploration management team during the recent Fox Lake and West McArthur uranium discoveries.
Mr. Belyk holds a Bachelor's (1994) degree in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan and a Certificate in Negotiation from Harvard Law School (2014). He is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.
Nathan Bridge, P. Geo
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Nathan Bridge has over a decade of experience managing exploration, delineation, and geotechnical drilling programs at Cameco Corporation. He was senior Geologist on Cameco’s Fox Lake discovery team that took the deposit from exploration stage, through discovery, and into resource definition. Nathan has spent the majority of his career exploring for uranium and in 2017 he led the exploration program that discovered the 42 Zone on the Company’s West McArthur project. Apart from his extensive experience on uranium mineralization zones along the “C10” corridor, Nathan has managed and worked on delineation and geotechnical programs on Cameco’s Cigar Lake, Eagle Point and Millennium deposits. Nathan brings his very strong technical background to the CanAlaska team, focussing on exploration that is guided by geoscientific rigour and an understanding of the key criteria for the formation and preservation of high-quality ore deposits. Mr. Bridge is a licensed Professional Geoscientist and holds both B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geology, from the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Karl Schimann, P.Geo
Senior Exploration Consultant
(Member of Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee)
Dr. Schimann possesses extensive experience in mineral exploration, spanning a career in exploration geology of over 30 years and across three continents. He has participated in significant discoveries for uranium and base metals and has also led various exploration and mining initiatives for gold and diamonds.
Between 1977 and 1997, Dr. Schimann was employed by French uranium giant AREVA (previously COGEMA) as a Senior Geologist and Project Manager, where he was a key member of the team that undertook the discovery and development of the massive Cigar Lake uranium mine. In total, he spent twenty years with AREVA, ten of which were based in Canada's Athabasca Basin, home to the world's largest-richest uranium mines. Dr. Schimann joined CanAlaska in late-2004, returning to Canada to immerse himself in a fresh challenge towards the discovery of yet another world-class uranium mine. He directs a top-flight team of international geophysicists and geologists.
Dr. Schimann graduated from the L'Université de Montreal in Geology (1968), obtained a Doctorat de spécialité in Geology from L'Université de Nancy (1971), and was conferred his Ph.D. in Geology by the University of Alberta (1978). He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. and acts as a "Qualified Person" under the definition used in National Instrument 43 101.
Jean Luc Roy
(Member of Corp. Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committees)
Mr. Roy is an independent Director of the Company (2007 – present). He has over 20 years experience in the mining industry. The majority of his experience has been in Africa for companies such as International Gold Resources, Ashanti Goldfields Inc., Senafo, and First Quantum Minerals. Mr. Roy has managed projects from exploration through to production in three different countries. As Managing Director for First Quantum Minerals, Jean Luc played a crucial role in securing extensive land positions and by successfully placing a mining operation into production in the Democratic Republic of Congo during a period of major unrest in the country. Mr. Roy is presently a resident of Burkina Faso where is COO of Ampella Mining Ltd an Australian listed company focused on gold exploration in West Africa with their flagship property Batie West.
Ms. Lloyd (B. Comm., M.B.A.) comes from a strong and significant strategy and marketing background across five different industries including mining, telecommunications, online payments, executive training and banking. This depth of experience comes from her employment with Telus Communications, Hongkong Bank of Canada and Cameco Corporation. Between 2009 and 2020, Ms. Lloyd managed a team of contract and inventory specialists to seamlessly fulfill global uranium sales generating annual revenue of between $1.8 and $2.4 billion for Cameco Corporation as a Director in Cameco’s Marketing team. In April 2021, Ms. Lloyd joined Kreos Aviation as Chief Operating Officer where she oversees all aspects of the Kreos operations including asset management, strategic alliances, flight operations, maintenance, fuel operations, marketing and sales, and business development.
Mr. Gay (BBA) is currently Chief Executive Officer of Athabasca Basin Development, an Indigenous-owned investment company based in Saskatchewan. Mr. Gay has been its executive leader, and subsequent CEO, since the company’s inception nineteen years ago and was instrumental in establishing and growing the company to where it is today. As CEO, Mr. Gay is responsible to articulate the vision of the partnership with a focus on creating value for the unit holders and leading the company in long term strategic planning and implementation, evaluating new opportunities for investment, assessing and mitigating risk, and overseeing all financial aspects of the partnership. Athabasca Basin Development is an investment company committed to building and investing in successful businesses. Since establishment, the company has grown to include partial or complete ownership in thirteen companies providing a wide range of services to the mining and resources industry, with consolidated revenues regularly exceeding $100M. In 2017, Mr. Gay was named Business Leader of the Year by Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce at its annual ABEX awards.
Chief Financial Officer
Harry Chan has over 20 years of experience working in several different industries ranging from public practice, sports entertainment, wholesale distribution and telecommunications. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and received his Certified General Accountant designation in BC in 1996.