Charles (Chuck) Magro
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Magro is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nutrien. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Agrium, which he joined in 2009. Other key leadership roles he held at Agrium include Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President; Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development; and Vice President, Manufacturing. He joined Agrium following a productive career with NOVA Chemicals.
Chuck plays an active role on the boards of Canpotex Limited, the International Fertilizer Association and the International Plant Nutrition Institute. He also serves as chair of The Fertilizer Institute and the Nutrients for Life Foundation.
Chuck holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Windsor.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Wayne Brownlee is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nutrien. Prior to this he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for PotashCorp, positions he had held since 2006.
In 1989, Wayne coordinated the privatization of PotashCorp, which transformed it from a provincial Crown corporation to a publicly traded company. As head of expansion and development efforts in the 1990s, he was instrumental in the acquisition of the company’s nitrogen and phosphate assets.
Wayne holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Edwards School of Business at the U of S and currently serves as a director of the Saskatoon Community Foundation and the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation. He is also co-chair of the Wanuskewin Heritage Park fundraising campaign.
Executive Vice President & Chief Integration Officer
Steve Douglas is Chief Integration Officer for Nutrien. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer with Agrium, which he joined in 2014.
With Agrium, Steve was instrumental in several initiatives, including the repositioning of Corporate Reporting and issuing $1.5 billion of long-term debt. He also played an integral role in stakeholder relations. During the merger of equals with PotashCorp, he managed the integration team.
Before joining Agrium, Steve was the Senior Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Brookfield Asset Management's Commercial Property Group. He was responsible for all financial aspects of the group, which managed a portfolio of holdings around the world worth over $110-billion. He has also held the positions of Executive Vice President and CFO at Falconbridge Limited.
Steve received his Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Laurentian University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He has also served as a director on numerous international boards.
Michael J. Frank
Executive Vice President and President, Retail
Mike Frank joined Agrium in September 2017 as Executive Vice President and President, Retail Business Unit.
Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the agricultural industry, with expertise in sales, marketing and general management. He also has experience in global supply chain and geographic distribution channels, digital commerce strategies, cultural and digital transformation and leadership of global teams.
Prior to joining Agrium, Mike spent more than two decades working in senior roles at Monsanto Company, where he was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He holds a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.
Executive Vice President and President, Potash
Susan Jones is Executive Vice President and President of Potash at Nutrien.
Susan has worked in a variety of roles since she joined the company in 2005, including Business Development and Strategy; Managing Director of the European Distribution Business; Vice President of Wholesale Sales, Marketing and Logistics; and Chief Legal Officer. Most recently Susan was Executive Vice President and President of Phosphate.
Susan has served on the United Way of Calgary, the agricultural sub-section of the Canadian Bar Association and has been an active member and supporter of the company’s women’s leadership group. In 2017, Susan was named Deal Maker of the Year at the Canadian General Counsel Awards.
Susan has a law degree as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Hispanic Studies. She is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish and English.
Executive Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer
Lee Knafelc is Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Nutrien. He was formerly Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration with PotashCorp, responsible for the company’s global human resources.
Lee began his human resource management career at Federated Co-operatives Limited in Saskatoon in 1991. In 1995, he became Human Resources Manager, Western Canada for CSP Foods and in 1997, Director of Human Resources.
He studied General Arts for one year at l’Université Canadienne en France at Villefranche-sur-Mer, France before obtaining a Bachelor of Education with Great Distinction at the University of Saskatchewan in 1991. Lee is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) Saskatchewan, serving on its Board of Directors and as chair of its Education and Professional Standards Committee.
Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer
Leslie O’Donoghue is Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development for Nutrien. She was previously Agrium’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to that she served in a variety of posts covering a wide range of responsibilities including legal affairs and corporate governance; government relations; health, safety and security; sustainability and stakeholder relations; internal audit; operational excellence; and functional support for mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining Agrium in 1999, Leslie was a partner in the national law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.
In 2017, she received the Distinguished Business Leader Award, co-presented by the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. In 2016, she was recognized with a Queen’s Alumni Award for excelling in a career outside the traditional practice of law. She has also received an Alberta Queen’s Counsel Appointment and was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine.
Leslie is a member of the Board of Directors for Pembina Pipeline Corporation and United Way of Calgary and Area.
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
Joseph Podwika is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Nutrien. He was previously Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary with PotashCorp. He was responsible for delivery of legal services and the corporate compliance program, in addition to corporate governance processes in his role as corporate secretary.
Before joining PotashCorp, Joe worked in the legal department of International Paper Company in Memphis, Tennessee and was in private practice with Jaeckle, Fleischmann & Mugel in Buffalo, New York.
He earned an English degree with highest honors at State University of New York at Buffalo and a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law. He is a member of the American and Canadian bar associations, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the U.S. and Canadian societies of corporate secretaries and governance professionals.
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Brent Poohkay is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Nutrien. He was formerly Senior Vice President, Information Technology (IT) with PotashCorp, responsible for IT services, including development and execution of IT strategy supporting operational excellence across the organization.
Prior to joining PotashCorp, Brent held a range of senior management and executive roles in academia and the private sector. Most recently, he was with Enbridge Inc. for more than 10 years as Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Chief Privacy Officer, overseeing transformation of the company’s IT services to an integrated one-team model.
Brent holds a Master’s Degree in Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alberta. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors for TELUS Spark, the new science centre in Calgary, Canada.
Executive Vice President and President, Phosphate and Nitrogen
Raef Sully is Executive Vice President and President, Phosphate and Nitrogen. He was previously president of Nutrien’s Potash business unit. Prior to that, he was President, PCS Nitrogen and Phosphate, a position he assumed in 2016 after serving as president of PCS Nitrogen.
Raef originally joined PotashCorp in 2012 to oversee the company’s potash expansion program, eventually becoming Vice President, Project Management and Capital, with responsibility for managing the company’s capital program and large projects.
Raef began his career at Hyder Consulting PLC (formerly Acer Wargon Chapman) in Sydney, Australia. As an Associate Director, he was involved for almost five years in engineering design and construction management of tall buildings and large infrastructure projects. From 2001 to 2012, he worked at Bain & Company and was a Principal in their mining and resources practice.
Raef has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in civil engineering and a PhD in structural engineering from the University of Sydney.
Jochen Tilk is Executive Chair of Nutrien. He was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of PotashCorp.
Jochen came to PotashCorp in 2014 after a 30-year career in the mining industry. During his time leading PotashCorp, he oversaw the successful completion of the Rocanville mine expansion project and the strategic optimization of the company’s potash portfolio.
He previously served as President and CEO of Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian metals company with operations and projects in numerous countries around the world. During his 24 years at Inmet, Jochen helped grow that company’s market capitalization and led a multi-billion-dollar capital expenditure program.
Jochen is a mining engineer and holds a Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of Aachen in Germany.
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Mike Webb is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Nutrien. He was previously Senior Vice President, Human Resources with Agrium.
Mike moved to Canada in 2010 following a 20-year career in the Asia Pacific region, beginning in Hong Kong, where he worked for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. His role with Morgan Stanley included senior HR roles in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and India. Later, he joined HSBC as Head of HR for their institutional Asia Pacific businesses. Mike eventually became Global Head of HR for HSBC Amanah and worked throughout the Middle East.
In 2010, he became an International Executive for HSBC and was appointed Senior Vice President, HR for Canada before joining Agrium in 2014.
Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from William Jewell College in Missouri in 1990. He has served on several non-profit boards, the most recent being the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Society.