BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NORM B. BEUG P.ENG
Norm is the former Sr. Vice President, Potash Operations for The Mosaic Company. Norm retired from the Mosaic Company in July 2013, after a 36 year career with Mosaic and its legacy companies. He continued supporting Mosaic on a contractual basis as a Senior Advisor to the executive leadership until July 2016.
Norm is based in Regina Saskatchewan, and was a member of the Mosaic Senior Leadership Team (SLT). He had overall responsibility for the Potash Business Unit’s (PBU) six mining operations in Canada and the USA. He led an operations excellence and maintenance reliability initiative utilizing six sigma and other continuous improvement techniques. Under Norm’s leadership the Potash Business Unit launched a $6.0 billion expansion campaign to add in excess of 5 million tonnes of production capacity in the Saskatchewan operations.
A native of Saskatchewan, Norm earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1974. He is currently the chair of the board of Tourism Saskatchewan and vice chair of the board of the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSask). He is a former board member of Sask-Energy, and the former Chairperson of the Canadian Fertilizer Institute. Norm is Past President of the Saskatchewan Mining Association and the Past Chair of the Saskatchewan Potash Producers Association.
In 2005 Norm was honoured with a Centennial Medal from the Government of Saskatchewan. In 2002 he was named as one of the ten most influential business men in Saskatchewan for his work as a Business Ambassador. He is an alumnus of the Duke of Edinburgh Sixth Commonwealth Study Conference, a gathering of future corporate and labour leaders. In 1986 Norm was selected as one of twelve Canadian business representatives to study the Management of Change in Industrial Society in India and Australia. Norm sat on the Regina Symphony Orchestra board and the board for the Hospitals of Regina Foundation and the past honorary chair of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Centennial Advisory Committee.
DAVID J. BRUNDIGE Q.C.
David is a partner in the Willows Wellsch Orr & Brundige LLP law firm in Regina Saskatchewan. David has thirty-four years of experience practicing law in Saskatchewan and has specialized in corporate commercial law and real estate. He has also worked in the area of corporate finance having sat as the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association securities law (2010-2012) and was chair of the Saskatchewan Angel Investment Network for two years in 2007-2009. He has assisted clients in raising monies through various legal exemptions and in using the public markets, and also was actively involved in the capital markets firstly with Campion Capital Partners and then Aiello Capital Corporation. He sits on the Board of Mission Bay Developments, Brunwall Developments and previously sat on the board of At Home Canada (an e-real estate firm). David sits as a volunteer on the Boards of the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation, Economic Development Regina, and the Senate of the University of Regina. David practices in Regina Saskatchewan and was awarded his Queens Counsel designation in 2010, and received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He was honoured in 2010 by the Global Directory of Who’s Who, and has been recognized by the prestigious Martindate Hubbell International Rating Service for his competence and professional ethics in the legal profession.
Gayle grew up in Plenty, Saskatchewan, a small agriculture & oil community in the west-central part of our province. She attended University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a diploma in Orthoptics from the University Hospital Department of Ophthalmology. She opened the first Orthoptic Clinic at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina in 1985. She moved to Kindersley in 1991 and started her business in the Agriculture Retail sector, selling crop production and crop protection products to farmers throughout West Central Saskatchewan.
In 2015 after moving to Saskatoon she got involved in several business interests including managing a farm operation in the Kindersley area, partner in Supreme Source for Sports, Kindersley, with interests on both the production and the service side. She is also an investor in several other businesses including a real-estate company, property management company & an RTM specially built daycare center.
She has served as a community representative on the board of Sun West School Division and 11 years on the SaskTel Board of Directors. He has also obtained Certified Director designation as a graduate of ‘The Director’s College’ through McMaster/DeGroote (c/o Conference Board of Canada).
She has been an active member in the community including billeting Junior Hockey players for 16 years, coaching and participating in various sports.
DONNIE MACKAY, CFA
Donnie is a former Managing Director of Greystone Managed Investments which is now a part of TD Asset Management.
Before retiring in July 2015 he served Greystone in several capacities including equity portfolio management, member Asset Allocation Committee, lead Canadian Equity team, and as a member of the firm’s management committee. Greystone’s management committee oversaw the evolution of client investment solutions from traditional portfolios towards a suite of Alternative asset classes.
Donnie’s Greystone career started in 1992 and saw him an active member in Fixed Income, equity trading, and serving clients as a relationship manager. Donnie is a believer and builder of team-based investment management, and a corporate culture with deep commitments to its people and the communities it serves.
Born and raised in Regina, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, later awarded the Charter Financial Analyst designation. He continues to be an active participant in the financial markets, adding his efforts to a select few start-up businesses. Passions include sports, travel, volunteering and acting as a catalyst in the lives of family, friends and his community.
Wayne is the former President and CEO in The Morsky Group of Companies, a 60 year-old family owned and operated business with primary interests in commercial and heavy construction. Wayne hails from Manitoba and received a Diploma in Business Admin from Red River College in Winnipeg. He is a past president of the Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association of Saskatchewan, past chair of the Western Canadian Roadbuilders Association and past chair of the Canadian Construction Association as well as a founding member and President of the Regina Chapter of The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE). Wayne sat on the Saskatchewan Construction Panel, Saskatchewan Construction Association Board of Directors, Centre of Excellence in Transportation and Infrastructure in Saskatchewan Board of Directors, Canadian Construction Association Board of Directors, Saskatchewan Roughriders Board of Directors and CFL Board of Governors. He presently sits as the Chairman of the Board for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The Morsky Group of Companies began with land clearing in Manitoba and progressed into the oil field industry in the early fifties. They moved onto grid road construction, rail line development and were awarded their first major highway contract in 1970. Today they are involved in diverse sectors of the construction industry: land development, general contracting, transportation and minefield infrastructure, soil reclamation and stabilization, environmental remediation, pipeline construction, and rail line maintenance.
Laurie is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canterra Capital Corp., managing a diversified portfolio consisting of ~175,000 acres of farmland on behalf of CPP Investments.
Previous positions include the Senior Portfolio Manager of Assiniboia Capital Corp., Vice-President Private Investments at Harvard Developments Inc., Chief Financial Officer at Victoria Park Capital Inc., Chief Financial Officer at Investment Saskatchewan, and Chief Financial Officer of Information Services Corporation of Saskatchewan.
Laurie currently sits on the Boards of ISC, AVAC Group and Peace Hills Insurance. She formally served on the boards of Agricultural Company of America Realty Trust, Harvard Western Ventures Inc., Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. and Primaxis Technology Ventures Inc.
A native of Saskatchewan, Laurie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has her CPA, CA designation. She has been awarded her ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Laurie has been involved with numerous volunteer boards, including the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club, Financial Executives International Regina Chapter, Mother Teresa Middle School, and the Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation.
Darrell Zwarych is currently the CEO & President of Advance Engineered Products. Advance is one Canada’s largest tanker trailer manufacturer and service provider.
Before this Darrell was the VP Finance for Mosaic Potash. The role encompassed all areas of finance, strategy, including project control for a $6 billion expansion program. Also included in this role was government relations and aboriginal community relations. Darrell was also a board member and chair of the audit committee for Saskferco, a nitrogen business which was a joint venture between the Saskatchewan Government and Mosaic. Saskferco was eventually sold to Yara Industries.
Darrell served as a director of the Potash Producers Association which is a Potash industry group that works with all levels of Government to solve common issues between government and the Potash Industry. He was also a director for Modular storage, a roll up strategy for the storage business industry which was eventually sold to a strategic competitor.
Darrell is a Chartered Accountant and a CPA with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary. Darrell has been involved with numerous volunteer boards over the years. His main passion is team building, developing people and creating a culture of success.