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 Director of Mistango River Resources, a CSE-listed company. He is also Managing Partner of Minvest Partners; a private group 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, supporting 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.


Jeff Potwarka

Jeff Potwarka CFO

Jeffrey is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant with over 20 years of financial experience working with small-cap public companies in Canada. From 2013 to 2015, he was director of Winston Resources Inc., a junior mining company. From 2005 to 2009, Jeff was the Chief Financial Officer of Ausnoram Holdings Ltd, a Canadian publicly listed investment company. Previously, he was a principal with a private merchant banking company focused on financing and consulting to public companies.

He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics degree.


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.