Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, Director
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
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,
Peter G. Dasler, P.Geo.
President and CEO, Director
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.
Dr. Karl Schimann, P.Geo
Vice President, Exploration
(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
Cory Belyk, P.Geo
Chief Operating Officer
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
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.
Jean Luc Roy
(Chair of Audit and Member of Compensation Committee)
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
(Member of Corp. Governance, Nominating and Compensation Committees)
Director of the Company (2007-present); road
maintenance supervisor for Athabasca Development
Corporation (2009-present); mill training
foreman and a mill process operator for Cameco
Corporation; past Chief of the Fond Du Lac
Denesuline First Nation (/2005--2007).
Mr. Fern has lived in Fond du Lac all of his
life, he is a traditional land user and still
hunts and fish for food in the area. He is
active in community development, and works with
local committees. Mr. Fern has been involved in
environmental monitoring in the Northern
Athabasca area and is involved with various
business interest in the Fond du Lac area.
Honorable Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
has a long history of accomplishments in the
public and private sectors. She is a Director at
The Rock Creek Group, a Washington, D.C. based
investment advisor founded by the former
treasurer of the World Bank. She was the State
of Maryland's first woman Lieutenant Governor.
She had responsibility for a multibillion-dollar
budget and oversight of major cabinet
departments. Before her 1995 election, Ms.
Townsend served as Deputy Assistant Attorney
General of the United States. She led the
planning to put 100,000 police officers into
communities and she ignited the Police Corps, a
program to give college scholarships to young
people who pledge to work as police officers for
four years after graduating. Earlier in her
career, Ms. Townsend served as the founder and
director of the Maryland Student Service
Alliance. Ms. Townsend is an honors graduate of
Harvard University, and earned her law degree
from the University of New Mexico. While there
she contributed a Law Review article on the
rehabilitation of uranium mine sites. She has
received 12 honorary degrees. A member of the
bar in Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts,
she is also a certified broker-dealer and
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.