About Us

Executive Team

Our Executive Team establishes and implements our strategy, oversees our business and identifies operating and financial performance targets. Our Team is made up of a diverse group of professionals with experience in all facets of mining operations and support functions. The team is diverse in gender, with 44% female representation, and also in geography, coming from various countries with work experience from all around the world.

  • Jody Kuzenko, LLB

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Jody Kuzenko was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Torex Gold in June 2020, having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer since joining the Company in October 2018. She is a senior mining executive with over 20 years of operational and business experience, mainly acquired at Vale (formerly Inco). After the first four years at Inco as Chief Legal Officer, Jody 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 many areas of mining operations including refining, strategy, safety, health and environment, energy and utilities, and community, labour and government relations. Jody holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario, an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University, and has completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

    She is a founding Advisory Board member of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University and serves as a Director of Torex Gold. Previous Board experience includes the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Association of Major Power Consumers of Ontario and Industrial Gas Users Association, Canada. In 2020, she was named one of the ‘Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ by Women in Mining UK as well as one of the ‘2020 Names to Know’ by CIM Magazine.

  • Andrew Snowden, CPA, CA

    Chief Financial Officer

    Andrew Snowden joined Torex Gold as CFO in January 2021. He is an accomplished finance executive with more than 20 years of international corporate experience. Before joining Torex, Mr. Snowden served as Senior Vice President and CFO at Sherritt International Corporation, a multinational mining company with its primary operations in North America and the Caribbean. There he provided leadership in all areas of business and financial management including strategic planning, performance measurement, debt and equity financing, complex accounting, and corporate development.

    Prior to joining Sherritt in 2012, Mr. Snowden gained 12 years of experience at Ernst & Young in the UK, Australia, and Canada. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Durham in England.

  • Mary D. Batoff, LLB

    General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    Ms. Batoff is a senior executive with over 20 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. Prior to joining Torex in 2014, Ms. Batoff served as the President and CEO of First Uranium Corporation, a gold and uranium company from August 2012 to December 2013, and prior to that she served for over five 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Angie Robson

    Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Social Responsibility

    Ms. Robson has more than 20 years of corporate affairs, communications, government and community relations experience with a specialized focus in the mining industry. She joined the Torex team in 2020 after spending 15 years at Vale (formerly Inco) in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently leading Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability for the Company’s North Atlantic Operations and Asian Refineries. Through her career, Ms. Robson has built a strong proficiency in issues management and is credited with building productive relationships with a broad range of audiences including employees, governments, indigenous communities and community stakeholders. Prior to joining Vale in 2005, Angie served as the Chief Communications Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Energy and has also worked for major corporate affairs agencies including Hill & Knowlton Canada and Navigator Limited.

    Ms. Robson holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Laurentian University and an MBA from McGill University. She has been heavily involved in community boards and committees over the years, and in 2011 was honoured with a ‘Top 40 Under Forty’ award from Northern Ontario Business for her contributions.

  • Faysal Rodriguez

    Vice President Mexico

    Mr. Rodriguez was appointed Vice President Mexico in June 2020, having previously held the role of General Manager of the El Limón Guajes (ELG) mining complex since 2018. As General Manager of ELG, Mr. Rodriguez successfully led the team in Mexico to achieve record safety and production results.

    Mr. Rodriguez grew up in Sinaloa, Mexico and has gained more than 20 years of mining experience. His career started as a municipal councilor and he has since held senior roles for companies including Glamis Gold, Agnico Eagle, Nyrstar, Geologix Explorations and Primero Mining in areas including Mexico, Honduras and Chile. He has a proven track record of leadership within several different facets of the industry including management, operations, finance, external relations, health and safety and human resources. Mr. Rodriguez holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa.

  • 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.

  • Anne Stephen

    Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness

    Ms. Stephen is a founding member of the Executive Team for Torex Gold, and over the past decade has helped build the Company from the ground up into Mexico’s second-largest gold producer.  In the process, she has built the people systems and leadership capabilities that have laid the foundation of a truly differentiated workplace culture that has become a competitive advantage for the Company.  Ms. Stephen has more than 30 years of international experience as a Human Resources executive and management consultant leading large-scale, organizational effectiveness and strategy execution projects for major global companies including Apple, Oman Oil, Vale Inco, BMO Financial Group, George Weston, Vancity, and Canadian Pacific Railway.

    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.

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