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.
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.
Mr. Clements is a former investment banker with Fox Davies Capital Limited, a London-based firm specializing in financing both mining and oil and gas corporations. He began his career focused on natural resources, having gained a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of London followed by a post-graduate course in accountancy. In 1970, he joined the Electricity Council Pension Fund as Senior Investment Analyst and in 1973 moved to the Post Office Pension Fund (Postel Investment Management), later named Hermes Investment Management, where he managed the company’s resource portfolio including the multi-billion dollar North American portfolio. In 1987 he moved to the sales side of the investment industry, specifically in corporate finance with particular emphasis on Australian and North American resource issuers, working with several firms, including T. Hoare and Co. and Yorkton Securities Inc. – a leading Canadian Investment Bank specializing in resource issues. From 2001 until 2010 Mr. Clements was Head of Corporate Finance at ODL Securities. Mr. Clements has acted as an advisor to numerous natural resource companies and has served as a director of several resource companies. He has been a director of Vatic since 2017.
Mr. Coughlan is a Vancouver based businessman and financier who for over 30 years has been involved in the financing of publicly traded companies. He has been involved in the financing of over thirty 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 extensive knowledge of both local and international financial markets. He is presently a director of five publicly traded companies and was previously a director of Taseko Mines Ltd., Great Basin Gold Ltd., Farallon Mining Ltd., and Continental Minerals Corp. He is also the CEO of Quadro Resources Ltd. He has been a director of Vatic since 2011.
Mr. Mikulic was a director of Lucky Strike Resources Ltd. from December 2009 to December 2010. He has been a director of Vatic since 2011.