Non-Executive Member of the Board
Mr Patricio Varas was appointed Director of Western Potash Corp. in 2007.
As a professional geologist, Mr. Varas brings over 27 years experience in exploration, project development and corporate management. His career has encompassed conceptual early stage exploration and discovery, through advanced feasibility studies and senior positions at operating mines. As project manager for Kennecott Canada, he was involved in the discovery of the world class Diavik diamond mine. Mr. Varas was also instrumental in the discovery and delineation of the Santo Domingo Sur IOCG deposit in Chile for Far West Mining, subsequently acquired by Capstone Mining Corp and KORES the state-owned resource acquisition enterprise of Korea.
Mr. Varas is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.