Wayne Brownlee coordinated the privatization of PotashCorp, which transformed it from a provincial Crown corporation to a publicly traded company in 1989. As head of expansion and development efforts in the 1990s, he was instrumental in the acquisition of more than US$4 billion in assets.
He was appointed Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer in 2006 after seven years as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. He had been Senior Vice President, Expansion and Development, Vice President, Expansion and Development and Director, Business Development.
Before joining PotashCorp, Mr. Brownlee served in the Saskatchewan Department of Finance, including three years as Associate Deputy Minister of the Treasury Board Division. He earned a bachelor's degree in science and a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Brownlee is a director of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, the world's largest potassium nitrate and iodine producer, in which PotashCorp owns a 32 percent equity interest. He is also a director of Great Western Brewing Company and the Saskatoon Community Foundation.