corporate

Management

Guy Bentinck , , , President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Bentinck has more than 20 years experience working in the resource and mining sectors.

Mr. Bentinck previously worked for Sherritt International Corporation, where he held a number of senior executive positions. Between March 2004 and November 2007 he served as Sherritt's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. During this period, he played a major role in executing Sherritt's value-creation strategy through organic growth, strategic acquisitions and balance sheet management. Subsequently, he became Senior Vice President, Capital Projects, where he led a team that oversaw Sherritt's major projects, comprising a portfolio of early-stage development and construction projects ranging between $200 million and $4 billion. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a M.A. in Accounting and Economics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Ross Phillips , , , Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Phillips has 10 years of experience in the resource and energy sectors, much of which has involved working on large-scale capital projects. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Phillips was Senior Manager, Financial Analytics and later Director of Business Development at Capital Power Corporation, one of Canada's largest power generation companies. Prior to that time, from 2003 to 2009, Mr. Phillips held various senior roles at Sherritt International Corporation, a diversified resource company that produces thermal coal, nickel, cobalt, oil and electricity.

Mr. Phillips has a Master of Arts in Resource Economics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta and is a CFA Charterholder and Certified Management Accountant.

Jay Hussey , , , Vice President Corporate Finance
Corporate Secretary
President, Valleyfield Fertilizer Corporation

Mr. Hussey has more than 20 years experience working in the capital markets sector, with strong experience in corporate finance, communications, and regulatory matters. Mr. Hussey previously worked for Migao Corporation, where he was, among other responsabilites over a nine-year period, VP Corp. Finance and International Business Development. During this period, he played the senior role in financing the growth of Migao’s specialty fertilizer business and developing an international growth strategy. While at Migao, Mr. Hussey developed a deep knowledge and understanding of the global potash industry, specifically focused on Potassium Sulphate and Potassium Nitrate.