Board of Directors

Gerald Wright


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 a director of Vatic since 2017.

Nasim Tyab


Executive Director

 

Mr. Tyab is an entrepreneur and financier with over 20 years experience in the international capital markets. He was the co-founder and a director of Mohave Exploration & Production Inc. from 2006 to 2010, an oil & gas company which amalgamated with Porto Energy Corp raising $100 million. He is the co-founder of Oracle Energy Corp. and has been a director since 2000. 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 a director of Vatic since 2011.

Thomas Wilson


Executive Director

 

Mr. Wilson has over 35 years of corporate experience in all areas of financial management and administration including corporate governance, government and securities compliance and financial administration, for both public and private companies. Within the mining sector, he has been CFO for the following companies: Quadro Resources Ltd., ICN Resources Ltd., Paragon Minerals Corporation. Previously, Mr. Wilson was the VP/Treasurer of Cellfor Inc.; the CFO for Quest University; Corporate Controller for MDSI; and Senior Manager at MacMillan Bloedel Limited. Mr. Wilson has been a CPA-CA for 40 years and a member Board of Directors for various not for profits. He has been a director of Vatic since 2017.

Anthony Clements


Non-Executive Director

 

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 is a director of Aton Resources Inc. He has been a director of Vatic since 2017.

Barry Coughlan


Non-Executive Director

 

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.

Matthew Mikulic


Non-Executive Director

 

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.

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