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.

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.

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.