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 (“ICD”). 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.

Jody Kuzenko, LLB

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Kuzenko is a senior mining executive with over 20 years of operational and business experience, mainly acquired at Inco/Vale. After the first four years at Inco as Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Kuzenko moved to the operational side of the business where she held roles of increasing responsibility in operations management. She has a proven record of execution and leadership in the areas of sustainability, energy, safety, health and environmental protection, transport functions, oxygen and acid plants, maintenance shops and community, labour and government relations. Her most recent role was of Director, Business Strategy, Ontario Operations.

Ms. Kuzenko holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University. She is a founding Advisory Board member of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University.

Steven Thomas, FCA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Thomas is an accomplished finance executive with over 30 years of international corporate experience, where he has held positions of increasing responsibility. He joins the Torex team from Goldcorp Inc., where he held the role of CFO Canadian Operations, responsible for improving commercial performance and governance. Prior to that, he held the role of CFO of De Beers Canada Inc. for ten years where Mr. Thomas had a proven track record of delivering results and building, developing and leading finance teams, and co-developing the company’s strategic direction in regards to business growth projects.

Mr. Thomas has a BSC Accountancy & Economics from the University of Wales, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Barry Murphy, Pr Eng

Vice President, Engineering

Barry Murphy is an accomplished mining executive with more than 25 years of operational and project development experience in the mining and metals industry across three continents. He started his career with Anglo American in South Africa and during his 22 year tenure with the company, punctuated by a period with engineering consultancy, Hatch, he held progressively more senior roles until departing Anglo as the Vice President Projects for the Copper Division based in Santiago, Chile. His most recent appointment prior to joining Torex Gold was as Senior Vice President Technical Services & Projects for Yamana Gold in Toronto, Canada where he was responsible for major project development and technical support for the organisation.

Mr. Murphy graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Africa, and is an accredited Professional Engineer with the Engineering Counsel of South Africa.

Jon Gilligan, PhD

Vice President, Automated Mine Design

Jon Gilligan is a senior executive with over 30 years of multi-commodity, international mining experience across advanced exploration, resource development, capital projects, technical services and operations. He joins Torex from SSR Mining where he was VP Technical Services, Exploration and Projects Development and took direct responsibility for Argentina open pit silver operations. Dr Gilligan pursued 17-year career at BHP with senior roles in advanced nickel exploration in Tanzania, technical services and mine operations at the Escondida copper mine in Chile and as Deputy Project Director for the Olympic Dam Expansion Project in South Australia.

Dr. Gilligan graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geology from University College London and completed his Doctoral thesis on gold mineralisation at the University of Southampton UK. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a member of the Australian Institute of Directors.

Bernie Loyer

Vice President, Projects

Harold B. Loyer (Bernie) has over 45 years of industry experience. Mr. Loyer joined Torex Gold as Project Director, Mexico, in March 2015 and led the completion of the El Limon Guajes Project through construction to commissioning an on to commercial status by April 2016, continuing as the Vice President, Operations until November 2017. Prior to March 2015, Mr. Loyer was employed by Goldcorp, where he led the completion of construction through to commercial production for the Peñasquito operation in Mexico. As Vice President, Projects South America for Goldcorp, Mr. Loyer led both the El Morro and Cerro Negro Projects, the latter in Argentina beginning with engineering through construction and on to commercial production status in January 2015. Prior to joining Goldcorp in early 2005, Mr. Loyer spent five years at FLSmidth Minerals serving as Vice President, Minerals Technology and Chief Product Officer where he was responsible for all global process technology, manufacturing and material handling. Prior to that he served 15 years with BHP Billiton, spending the last 10 years in Peru and Chile where he held operational and project leadership roles.

Mr. Loyer has served on the boards of various international companies including KOCH-MVT Material Handling, RAHCO International, Conveyor Engineering, Excel Foundry and CEIM Centro de Entrenamiento Industrial y Minero in Antofagasta, Chile.

Anne Stephen

Vice President, Human Resources

Ms. Stephen has over 30 years of international experience working as a Human Resource executive and as a management consultant. She has a proven track record of leading large-scale, strategic change projects in a broad range of industries with companies such as Apple, Oman Oil, Vale Inco, BMO Financial Group, George Weston, Vancity, and Canadian Pacific Railway. Working closely with operations, Ms. Stephen specializes in building organizational structures, people systems, leadership capabilities and workplace cultures that are instrumental in positioning the business for growth and achieving competitive advantage.

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 Society. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University.

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.

Dan Rollins, CFA

Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations

Mr. Rollins has over 15 years of metals and mining industry related experience with more than 10 years of experience as a sell-side equity research analyst. Mr. Rollins joined the Torex team in 2019 from RBC Capital Markets, where he provided investment research on precious metal companies and the broader precious metal sector to institutional investors. Prior to RBC Capital Markets, Mr. Rollins was employed in a similar role by UBS Securities Canada. Mr. Rollins started his career at Noranda/Falconbridge where he was involved in the sale of refined zinc metal.

Mr. Rollins holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering) from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.