Advisory Board – Board Member

Fred Standford

President & CEO, Director, Torex Mining

Mr. Stanford is a highly qualified mining executive with 28+ years experience in the mining industry. Mr. Stanford started his career at Inco Limited in 1981 as a software designer and then moved into operations management as an underground mine foreman. He progressed through increasingly senior roles in mines operations, processing plant operations, engineering, EHS, human resources, and production services operations. In 2006 he was appointed to the role of President of Vale Inco’s Ontario Operations, a position he held until June of 2009. There are many milestones in a 28 year career, two that stand out for Mr. Stanford are an 80% reduction in injuries while he was Manager of EHS in the Manitoba Operations, and, while he was President, a production record in Ontario that was 15% above the previous record.


Mr. Stanford graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. He served on the Board of Laurentian University, where he currently acts as Executive in Residence, and is a member of the Board of Cambrian College and of the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT), a non profit commercial incubator.