Lawrence is a 35 year mining and manufacturing executive. He spent the first 15 years in Mining both in Potash and Sodium Sulfate, progressing to the General Manager level with Saskatchewan Minerals. After some time in Manufacturing, advancing product development and production in Asia for the building supply industry, Lawrence came back to Mining to run the underground at Nutrien’s Vanscoy site, and assisting in the Potash expansion boom during the early 2000’s, working on several PCS expansion projects. During this time, Lawrence started and developed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction management office in Saskatchewan to participate in many front end studies to develop the Potash industry. As the VP of Potash for SNC Lavalin, he was on the steering team for two of the larger expansion projects in Saskatchewan, including the Agrium Vanscoy expansion, and the BHP Jansen project.
He went on to manage and help lead the multi-billion dollar K3 Mine project for Mosaic Potash in Saskatchewan and eventually manage Mosaic’s entire capital portfolio, as the VP of Capital.
Lawrence graduated in 1986 with a B Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He received an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan in 2011.