The primary distinction between companies that are good and those that are great are the people that back them. Our team is made up of individuals with diverse skills and backgrounds, with expertise in uranium exploration, marketing, governance, accounting, corporate finance and public company management, who share an overriding commitment to build shareholder value though an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, communication, passion, trust and hard work.
Mr. Armes has been President, CEO and Director of Lakeland since 2010 and has stewarded the Company’s move into uranium and the Athabasca Basin. Prior to joining Lakeland, Mr. Armes provided corporate development, finance and management services to mining exploration companies for over 15 years including Band-Ore Resources Ltd. (now part of Lake Shore Gold Corp.) and Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. (acquired by IamGold in 2012). Mr. Armes graduated from the University of Guelph in 1993 with a bachelor of applied science degree.
Mr. Wong is currently CFO of Lowell Copper Ltd., a company involved in copper exploration, and Chesapeake Gold Corp., a precious metals exploration and development company. Prior to that, Mr. Wong was the Corporate Controller at Luna Gold Corp. where he oversaw the finance division during Luna’s transition from development through to commercial production. Mr. Wong is a Chartered Accountant and articled at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Vancouver, BC where he specialized in assurance and advisory for mining companies. He received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. In addition to financial reporting and accounting, Mr. Wong brings expertise in public company corporate finance as well as successful corporate development.
Ms. Petryshen brings over 25 years of management experience with a specialization in corporate compliance and governance for public, private and not for profit organizations. She has been a Director and Officer of several public and private companies. Most recently, Ms. Petryshen was Corporate Secretary for CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (2007-2012) where she oversaw the company’s transition and growth from the TSX Venture Exchange to the TSX main board. Ms. Petryshen is an Accredited Director and a Fellow with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”) where she currently serves as Director and Chair of the BC Branch and is also a Director for the Committee for Canada.
Mr. McCallum has approximately 10 years of experience primarily in North American mineral deposit exploration, with a focus on targeting and discovery of unconformity-related uranium deposits. He is currently a project manager at Edmonton based Dahrouge Geological Consulting Ltd. Mr. McCallum has managed and conducted uranium exploration in and around the Athabasca Basin and other jurisdictions for multiple companies. His experience includes target generation and planning, hiring, logistics, land management, data compilation, project reviews and management. Mr. McCallum was involved in the early stages of the Waterbury Lake (J-Zone) and Patterson Lake (North) Projects.
Mr. Fletcher is a Director of Zimtu Capital Corp. Mr. Fletcher joined Zimtu in 2009, as Corporate Development, and has been responsible for identifying and sourcing projects, structuring companies and investments, marketing group companies, capital raising and business development. Mr. Fletcher is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Okanagan, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. Mr. Fletcher is also President, CEO and Director of Montan Capital Corp. and a Director of Equitas Resources Corp. Mr. Fletcher is also active with the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) and serves on their Communications Committee.
Mr. David Hodge has been President of Zimtu Capital Corp. since July, 2008 and has extensive experience in the management and financing of publicly traded resource companies. Mr. Hodge’s success has been founded on a belief in team building, consultation and strong leadership, as well as a willingness to incorporate expert advice into a viable working enterprise. Mr. Hodge also serves on the Board of Directors of Western Potash Corp., Commerce Resources Corp., Equitas Resources Corp. and Pasinex Resources Ltd.
Saskatchewan-born and passionate about his province and uranium exploration, Mr. Leschuk has extensive experience as an investment advisor and investor relations professional and is the backbone for Lakeland’s communications and the conduit for our investor relations. Mr. Leschuk has the designation of Chartered Investment Manager, CIM, and has more than 20 years experience in the Financial Services and Investment Industry. Mr. Leschuk successfully managed client accounts on a full range of financial services which included stocks, mutual funds, tax sheltered investments, lines of credit and mortgages for over 15 years. Mr. Leschuk is also a member of the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, FCSI.