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.
Wylie HuiCPA, CA
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Wylie Hui has over 20 years of professional experience in various sectors. He is the Founder & Principal of Altastra Office Systems Inc., which provides finance and accounting services to private and public companies. Wylie was formerly CFO of Tintina Resources Inc. and SolidusGold Inc. and worked in the Transaction Support practice of Ernst & Young LLP in San Francisco, CA, advising private equity and corporate clients and in the Risk Advisory practice in Vancouver, BC, performing internal control compliance, enterprise and project risk management, and process improvement engagements primarily for mining and telecommunication companies. Wylie received a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Western University and holds CPA (CA – BC and Ontario) and CPA (Illinois) designations. He lives in Vancouver, BC and is an avid road cyclist and mountain biker.
Laurie ThomasCPA, CMA, CPIR
Vice President, Corporate Relations
Ms. Laurie Thomas is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Professional in Investor Relations with more than 20 years of professional experience. Before joining UEX, Ms. Thomas held the position of Manager, Investor Relations at Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers. She was responsible for developing, executing and measuring the success of the IR marketing strategy. Her role saw her spending a great deal of time on the road, managing investor road shows and conferences attended by Cameco’s senior executive. She held a number of accounting positions before starting with Cameco in February 2006 in the Finance department and ultimately joining the investor relations team in November 2007.
Laurie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. She obtained a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation in 2008. She is also one of the first graduates of the CIRI/Ivey Business School Investor Relations Certification Program (CPIR).
Ms. Thomas is a Director of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Saskatchewan and Chair of the Audit Committee. She also sits as a board liaison for the Rules Committee.
Laurie lives in Saskatoon with her husband and two children. When not working, Laurie enjoys watching her kids compete in one of their many sports, or trying to fit in a run or basketball game for herself.
Evelyn AbbottCPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Abbott has more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience with senior financial roles. Ms. Abbott has worked as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Geologix Explorations Inc. for the past eleven years. Ms. Abbott has also held senior positions in the biotech, manufacturing and logistics industries. She started her career in public accounting and progressed to an eight-year tenure with The Tibbett & Britten Group, a multinational public logistics company. Ms. Abbott has also worked as a Chief Financial Officer in the manufacturing sector and was Director of Finance for B.C. Research Inc. and Vizon Scitec Inc.
Ms. Abbott graduated in 1987 with Bachelor of Science from Mount Allison University and received her Certified Management Accounting (CMA) designation in 1997.