Board of Directors



Non-Executive Director

Mr. Coughlan is a self-employed businessman and financier who for over 25 years has been involved in the financing of publicly traded companies. His principal occupation is President and Director of TBC Ventures Ltd., a private investment company. Mr. Coughlan has been involved in the financing of over twenty-five private companies and their subsequent listings on North American Stock Markets. He has been employed as a Stock Broker in New York City, Toronto and Vancouver, and has knowledge of both local and international financial markets.


Non-Executive Director

Mr. Mikulic was a director of Lucky Strike Resources Ltd. from December 2009 to December 2010. He has served as a professional athlete and hockey player in the BCGHL from 2004-2005. Mr. Mikulic is director of operations of the vineyard in Croatia and is currently finishing his Bachelor of Science degree at the Department of Viticulture and Enology at California State University in Fresno, California.


Non-Executive Director

Mr. Norris is a proven global oil finder with extensive experience in exploration, development, exploration and production technology, operations, and management, including seismic operations, interpretation and prospect evaluation. Mr. Norris has a record in successfully managing above-ground issues such as government and community relations, environmental processes, risking, operational problems and delays, and relationships with service companies and contractors. Mr. Norris received an MA (physics) from Oxford University and MSc (geophysics) from the University of Papua New Guinea.


Executive Director

Mr. Tyab is a businessman with a background in management, corporate development and public company finance. He has over 25 years of experience with public companies and has served as a director and senior officer of a number of public companies, principally in the minerals and energy sectors. He has been the President of Oracle Energy Corp. since 2000 and was the President of Senco Sensors Inc from 1995 to 2001. Mr. Tyab has also been a director of Mohave Exploration and Production Inc. from November 2006 to August 2010, an oil and gas company which had amalgamated with Porto Energy Corp. He served as a consultant to Asia Pacific Resources and, as a member of the corporate development team for the Udon Thani project, he is familiar with the regional potash industry. Mr. Tyab received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University in 1995. He has been President of Vatic since 2011.


Executive Director

Dr. Wright is a Professional Engineer (Province of BC) and holds a Doctorate in Engineering from Queen’s University, Belfast. He was co-founder of the Crew Group of Companies and has over 30 years’ experience in the minerals exploration and development industry in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa, serving as a Senior Officer and Director of a number of public and private companies. He has extensive experience and knowledge of the global potash industry and, in particular, the potash resources underlying Thailand’s Khorat Plateau. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific Resources Ltd. for 12 years, in which capacity he was directly responsible for the acquisition, financing and development of that company’s Udon Thani project which is Asia’s most significant commercial potash discovery to date. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Vatic since 2017.


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