Management

Fred Stanford, PEng

Director, President & CEO

Mr. Stanford is a mining executive with 35 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Stanford started his career at Vale Canada Limited (“Vale”, formerly Vale Inco and Inco Limited) in 1981 as a software designer and then moved into operations management as an underground mine foreman. He progressed through senior roles in mines operations, processing plant operations, engineering, environmental, health and safety, human resources, and production services operations. In 2006, he was appointed to the role of President of Vale’s Ontario operations, a position he held until June of 2009.

Mr. Stanford graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Mr. Stanford is also a certified director, Institute of Corporate Directors (“IDC”). He has served on the board of directors of Laurentian University, Cambrian College and the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT), a non-profit commercial incubator.

Jason Simpson, PEng.

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Simpson is a mining executive with over 20 years of operational and mining experience. Starting with Inco Limited in 1995, he held roles in ventilation, ground control, geology, and surveying. To gain a global multi-commodity perspective, he spent four years with McIntosh Redpath Engineering on mining studies for companies including: CVRD, Rio Tinto, Barrick, Freeport McMoran, and Falconbridge among others. After re-joining Vale, Mr. Simpson spent ten years gaining operational and engineering experience. He has held positions of increasing responsibility up to his last role as the General Manager Labrador Operations for Vale. At Torex, Mr. Simpson was responsible and successful in bringing the ELG Mine through development into production on time and on budget.

Mr. Simpson holds dual degrees: in Mining Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and in Physics from Dalhousie University.

Jeff Swinoga, CPA, CA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Swinoga is a senior executive with over 25 years of international experience in the mining and finance industries. His expertise includes business strategy, securing financing, planning, financial analysis, managing banking relationships, including successfully leading finance teams through the different stages of project financing, construction and into production. He has served as Executive Vice President Finance & CFO of Golden Star Resources Ltd, Vice President Finance & CFO of North American Palladium, Vice President, Finance & CFO of HudBay Minerals Inc., and was Director, Treasury Finance of Barrick Gold Corporation for seven years. He also has served on the board of directors and audit committee of a publicly traded company. At Torex, Mr. Swinoga successfully completed the US$375 million project finance for the construction of the ELG Mine.

Mr. Swinoga is a Chartered Professional Accountant and also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto and an Honours Economics degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Dawson Proudfoot, PEng

Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Proudfoot is a highly skilled mining engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the hard rock mining industry. His experience spans across a number of aspects of the industry from mine design, development, to operational. Prior to joining Torex, Mr. Proudfoot was with Xstrata Nickel, Sudbury Operations, which he joined in 1989 as a Planning Engineer. During his tenure with Xstrata, he held various positions of increasing authority, his most recent role as Engineering Superintendent for Sudbury Operations. During his career Mr. Proudfoot developed expertise in mine design (concept through to operation), mine infrastructure, leadership and staffing of technical team. He joined Torex in 2010 and was responsible for the El Limon-Guajes Feasibility Study and for the Media Luna PEA.

Mr. Proudfoot graduated from Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario in 1985 with a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science Mining and obtained his Professional Engineering designation in 1988. He obtained his Project Management Professional designation in 2006 and also holds the designation of a Black Belt - Six Sigma.

Gabriela Sanchez, MBA

Vice President Investor Relations

Gabriela Sanchez is a senior investor relations and marketing professional with over 27 years experience, 15 of them at senior management level and primarily within the gold mining sector where she has been instrumental in raising the profiles of emerging gold mining companies within the analyst and investment communities.

Before 2004, Ms. Sanchez was part of the management team that brought Goldcorp from a market value of $50 million to $3 billion in four years. More recently, at Dundee Precious Metals, Ms. Sanchez facilitated the introduction of the company to the Canadian, North American and European investment communities and was instrumental in dramatically increasing and diversifying the company’s shareholder base.

Ms. Sanchez has a BSc. Degree from Apec University of Santo Domingo and an MBA from the Catholic University of Santo Domingo, under a program sponsored by the University of South Carolina.

Anne Stephen

Vice President, Human Resources

Ms. Stephen is a Human Resource professional with over 30 years’ international experience working both as an executive and as a management consultant. She has worked in a variety of industries with companies such as AngloGold Ashanti, Oman Oil, Vale Inco, Vancity, BMO Financial Group, George Weston, Canadian Pacific Railway and Apple Computer. Anne has helped business leaders to build efficient and effective work environments that are 20 - 30% more productive than their competition.

Ms. Stephen has been a lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and is a founding member of the Global Organization Design. She is an Honours BA graduate from McMaster University.

Mark Thorpe

VP Corporate Responsibility

Dr. Thorpe is a senior mining executive with over 30 years working both in mining operations and as an international corporate responsibility consultant working on mining projects from potash to diamonds and gold. His experience spans five continents and covers mining from greenfields exploration to closure and post-closure management. Having lived and worked in Latin America and Africa, Dr. Thorpe’s experience includes permitting a mine in a tropical rainforest area of Venezuela with several regulatory changes and working with the project teams to reduce the LTIFR at a mine in Africa from 2.1 per million hours worked to 0.15 per million hours worked.

Dr. Thorpe holds a Ph.D. in mine land rehabilitation from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canada Mining Innovation Council.

Mary D. Batoff, LLB

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms. Batoff is a senior executive with over 19 years of experience with publicly traded companies in the mining and exploration sector. Her experience includes successfully leading multi-jurisdictional, debt, equity and restructuring transactions and providing advice and counsel to managers of capital construction projects and operations. Ms. Batoff served most recently as the President and CEO of First Uranium Corporation, a gold and uranium company and prior to that she served for over six years as its Vice President, Legal and Secretary. She also served as Vice President, Legal and Secretary for North American Palladium and as legal counsel and corporate secretary for TSX listed gold and base metal mining companies.

Ms. Batoff is a member of the Ontario Bar and she holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University.