Mr. Richard A. Kelertas, BscF. MscF.

Independent Director

For over 35 years, Mr. Kelertas has held various positions in corporate Canada, encompassing sales, marketing, corporate development, corporate banking and equity capital markets. For 25 years, he has been a top ranked Equity Analyst and worked for various national and international firms.  

Mr. Kelertas was recently Manager – Special Projects (Pulp & Paper) at Resolute Forest Products Ltd., and before that served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development At Allana Potash Corp. from May 1, 2012 to July 28, 2015. Previously he served as Vice President and Senior Financial Analyst at Dundee Canada and Scotia McLeod. He has also held senior corporate banking positions at National Bank of Canada and the Mercantile Bank of Canada. Before that he worked in the resources division of Noranda Inc and held various sales, marketing and corporate development positions.

He has served as a Director of Strata Minerals Inc. From July 24, 2012 to April 01, 2016 and was CEO of Celeste Mining Corp. from March 2013 until November, 2015.

Gordon Tainton

Independent Director

Mr. Tainton has over 27 years of experience at senior management levels in various sectors of the fertilizer industry, including inspection and testing services across all commodities, distribution, port/terminal development, trading, shipping, off-take agreements, and project finance. Within management teams, he has financed and developed port/terminal projects for bulk liquid and solid products in the Americas, Asia and Oceania. He spent eight years with Sumitomo Corp. of Tokyo sourcing, purchasing and delivering key intermediate bulk and bagged products to the phosphate production industry. In 1992, he participated in a management led acquisition of Inspectorate plc, one of the world's largest independent control services groups, which was subsequently sold to British Standards Institute in 1998. Since 2010 Mr. Tainton has held various executive and non-executive Board positions in both public and private companies. Gordon is currently President and Director of CROPS INC, a TSX.V listed company developing a large scale phosphate project in Peru.

Graham Keevil

Non-Executive Director

Graham Keevil brings 13 years of public company experience; specifically in the funding and management of Publicly Traded Resources Issues.

He has worked with Teck Resources, Selkirk Metals, Pure Diamonds, Cross Lake Minerals, and a variety of other public ventures.  Graham has been President of Tajiri Resources since July 2013.

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