Management

James Sykes

James Sykes B.Sc. (Geology) CEO and Director

James brings 10 years of Athabasca Basin uranium exploration and discovery experience to the team, most notably from prominent roles for NexGen’s Arrow deposit and having provided invaluable work on Hathor’s Roughrider deposits. Over the past decade, he has been directly and indirectly involved with the discovery of over 500 M lbs. of U3O8 in the Athabasca Basin


Stephen Stewart

Stephen Stewart M.Sc., MBA Chairman of the Board

Stephen is the CEO and Director of Orefinders Resources Inc. and QC Copper & Gold, both TSX Venture listed companies, while also being a Chair of Mistango River Resources and Baselode Energy Corp. He is also founder of the Ore Group, an organization focused on natural resource discovery and development.

Stephen is the founder and Chairman of the Young Mining Professionals Scholarship Fund, the largest mining-focused charitable organization and fund, which supports mining engineering and geology education in Canada.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Master of Science from the University of Florida.


Cameron MacKay

Cameron MacKay Project Manager

Cameron MacKay was brought on with Baselode in November 2020 to serve as Project Manager of the exploration team. Prior to joining Baselode he was the Senior Exploration Geologist with Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. where he played an integral role in delineating the high-grade uranium Spitfire prospect. In addition, he worked as a Senior Bedrock Mapper with the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office where he worked with a diverse team of individuals to map the geology of the Hall Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut. Mr. MacKay holds both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Geological Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.


Joel Friedman

Joel Friedman CFO

Joel is a finance professional with over 13 years of experience working in the mining and cannabis industries. Most recently, Joel served as the CFO of Khiron Life Sciences Corp, prior to this, he was Vice President, Finance at CannTrust Inc., and Director of Finance at Primero Mining Corp.  and senior finance roles at Banro Corporation and Iamgold Corporation. Mr. Friedman began his career at Deloitte in the Real Estate and Resources group, where he worked with a variety of publicly listed clients throughout the mining lifecycle, from exploration to multi-asset operators. Mr. Friedman holds a CPA, CA and Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Canada.