Catherine Stretch is CEO & Founder of Castara Management Inc., a company which provides senior management expertise to early stage resources companies. She is currently engaged as the Chief Commercial Officer of Aguia Resources Inc., an ASX-listed company developing phosphate assets in Brazil and acting Managing Director of DT Plantations Limited, a 40,000 hectare plantation under development in southern Philippines. She is currently a Director of TSXV listed companies Emerita Resources Corp and AnalytixInsight Inc. and Irati Energy Inc., a private company developing oil shale assets in Southern Brazil. Previously, Catherine was a partner and the Chief Operating Officer of a Canadian investment firm which had $1 billion in assets under management and focused on managing resource oriented investment funds. In this role Catherine helped research, develop and structure early stage investments and investment vehicles in Canada and overseas working with legal teams, securities regulators and local partners as well as overseeing day-to-day operations and financial reporting requirements of the company. Catherine has a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA in International Business from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Graham C. ThodyCPA, CA
Director and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Thody was a Partner of Nemeth Thody Anderson, Chartered Professional Accountants of Vancouver, BC from 1979 until his retirement from public practice in 2007. His practice focused on audits of reporting companies, participation in the Initial Public Offering Process, corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as domestic and international tax matters. He was a Director of Pioneer Metals Corporation at the time of the adoption of the Plan of Arrangement which created UEX Corporation and has been a Director of UEX since its inception. Mr. Thody served as Chairman of the Board of UEX from June 2007 until June 2010, and as its President and CEO from November 2009 to January 2014.
Mr. Thody is a past Director, Executive Member and Chair of the Finance Committee for the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and is a member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants (1976) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants (1976). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Marketing) from the University of British Columbia (1973). He is currently Chairman and Chair of the Audit Committee of two publicly listed companies and is Chair of the Audit Committee of a third publicly listed company.
Mark P. Eaton
Mr. Eaton is a graduate from Hull University, England and is an experienced investment professional with over 20 years of experience in equity capital markets specializing in the resource sector. He has held the position of Managing Director of Global Mining Sales, a division of CIBC World Markets of Toronto Canada and Manager of U.S. Equity Sales for CIBC World Markets. He was a Partner and Director of Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon Ltd., a Toronto-based investment dealer, until March 2008. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Belo Sun Mining Corp.
Suraj P. AhujaP.Geo.
Mr. Ahuja’s career as a geologist in the design and management of mineral exploration programs spans over 40 years. From 1978 to 1988 he was employed by SMDC (now Cameco) as a Project Geologist and a Senior Geologist. From 1988 to 2000 he was employed by PNC Exploration (Canada) Co. Ltd., a Japanese-owned uranium exploration company, as VP Exploration. Mr. Ahuja consults for several major and junior uranium exploration companies through his own mineral exploration consulting company located in Vancouver, BC.
Emmet McGrathCPA, CA
Mr. McGrath is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, and was an audit partner with KPMG from 1981 to 2002.
He has a thorough understanding of the regulatory and statutory reporting requirements of publicly listed companies and is well versed in corporate governance matters, having completed the Directors Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. McGrath has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and previously sat on the Board of Directors of several publicly listed companies in the mining industry. He is the former Chairman of the Board, and is currently a Director, of Westminster Credit Union, the fourth largest credit union in British Columbia and serves on the Boards of Central One Credit Union and the Co-Operators Group.
Roger LemaitreP.Eng., P.Geo.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Roger Lemaitre is a Professional Engineer and Geologist with more than 20 years of professional experience, with both senior and junior mining companies. Before joining UEX, Mr. Lemaitre held the position of CEO and Executive Director of URU Metals Limited, an AIM-listed junior uranium and base metal exploration company, where he re-organized the company’s asset mix by identifying and successfully acquiring significant new exploration projects.
Prior to joining URU, Mr. Lemaitre held a variety of senior management positions with Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers, and was Cameco’s Director of Worldwide Exploration Projects. In this position, Mr. Lemaitre had responsibility for overseeing the execution of Cameco’s growing international exploration programs and budgets as well as overseeing the field activities of three global exploration offices. Before becoming the Director of Worldwide Exploration, Mr. Lemaitre was Cameco’s Manager of Regional Exploration, Saskatchewan and was involved in Cameco’s strategic growth team tasked with the identification of opportunities in the uranium sector.
Mr. Lemaitre has a Masters of Applied Science in Geology from McGill University, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from Queens University and a Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University.