Mr. Bay previously served as the Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") of the Corporation from November 2002 to March 31, 2013 as well as Chief Operating Officer ("COO") of the Corporation from March 2006 to February 2012. His career in the mining industry spans over 25 years and includes senior financial positions with several well known mining companies, including Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd. and Saskatchewan Mining and Development Corporation (the predecessor of Cameco Corporation).
Non-independent Director (management)
Mr. MacNeill is President, Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Director of the Corporation.
Mr. Mason has extensive experience in corporate financings, restructuring and advisory work. He has worked as a contract geologist for a number of mining companies. Following receipt of his MBA he was employed by Richardson Greenshields (which was acquired by RBC Dominion Securities), rising to the role of Managing Director with RBC. During his tenure at RBC, Mr. Mason spent two years in London England, initiating global coverage of mining conglomerates around the world. Following his time at RBC, Mr. Mason was recruited by TD Securities to start up and head the re-launch of a mining investment banking team. Clients which Mr. Mason brought to TD in lead relationships include amongst others Xstrata plc, BHP Billiton,Vale, Votorantim, Buena Ventura, IAMGOLD, Gammon Gold, Jaguar Mining, HudBay Minerals, Northgate Minerals, Equinox Minerals, Eurozinc and International Minerals. Since leaving TD, Mr. Mason has served as a director for mining and exploration companies. He is currently the owner, officer and director of private corporations that are engaged in retail, inventory management and personal training and wellness.
Mr. Menell is a principal and the CEO of the Kemet Group. Kemet is a group of private companies which invest in and manage a range of mining and other natural resource projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Menell has over 25 years of senior level management experience in the diamond exploration, mining and marketing industries. He is a former executive of the De Beers Group having held various executive positions in Antwerp, London, Namibia and South Africa across the mining, rough market management and diamond trading divisions of the company. Following his eight years with the De Beers Group, he returned to his family controlled Anglovaal Group were he was a principal and Executive Director of Anglovaal Mining (AVMIN – listed in Johannesburg and London) until his exit from Anglovaal in 2001 to create much of what is now African Rainbow Minerals, South Africa's largest listed empowerment controlled mining company. Anglovaal's operations ranged from Precious Metals (AVGOLD, Two Rivers Platinum) to Base Metals (Prieska Copper, Nkomati Nickel) and Ferrous Metals (ASSMANG). Through Anglovaal, he was also the 50 percent partner of De Beers in the Venetia Mine, South Africa's largest diamond mine. He managed the sale of the company's interest in Venetia to De Beers for $600m. This remains De Beers' largest single acquisition in their history. Since disposing of the controlling interest in Anglovaal, Mr. Menell's African project development portfolio has included a number of diamond exploration and mining ventures, including the development of the Koidu Kimberlite Diamond Mines in Sierra Leone.
Honourable C. Michael Ryer
The Honourable C. Michael Ryer recently retired from the Federal Court of Appeal. Prior to his judicial service, he practiced income tax and corporate law for over thirty years, initially with Bennett Jones LLP and then with Deloitte Tax Law LLP. He has served as a director for mining and exploration companies and is currently an officer, director and shareholder of a number of private corporations that are engaged in agriculture, land development, oil and gas production and investments.