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Franco-Nevada

Board of Directors

David Harquail , Chair

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David Harquail is Chair of the Board of Franco-Nevada. He has been a director of Franco-Nevada since its IPO in 2007 and served as President & CEO from IPO to May 2019 and CEO from May 2019 to May 2020. He also serves as a director and was the former Chair (2017-2020) of the World Gold Council and is a director of the Bank of Montreal. He has also held senior executive roles and served as a director of numerous public mining companies and has been actively involved in industry organizations. Mr. Harquail holds a B.A.Sc. in Geological Engineering from the University of Toronto, an MBA from McGill University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. He is also a major benefactor of the School of Earth Sciences and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) at Laurentian University in Sudbury as well as the Centre for Neuromodulation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences in Toronto.

Paul Brink , President & CEO

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Paul Brink is President & CEO and a director of Franco-Nevada. He has been with Franco-Nevada since its IPO in 2007. He served as President & Chief Operating Officer from May 2018 to May 2020 and prior to that, successfully led Franco-Nevada’s business development activities as SVP Business Development. He previously had roles in corporate development at Newmont, investment banking at BMO Nesbitt Burns and project financing at UBS. Mr. Brink holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and a Master’s degree in Management Studies from Oxford University.

Tom Albanese

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Tom Albanese is a director of Franco-Nevada. He served as CEO of Vedanta Resources plc (2014 to 2017), CEO of Vedanta Limited (2014 to 2017) and was CEO of Rio Tinto plc (2007 to 2013). Mr. Albanese is the lead independent director of Nevada Copper Corp. and previously served on the boards of Vedanta Resources plc, Vedanta Limited, Rio Tinto plc, Ivanhoe Mines Limited, Palabora Mining Company and Turquoise Hill Resources Limited. Mr. Albanese holds a Master’s of Science degree in Mining Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Economics both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Derek Evans

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Derek Evans is President & CEO of MEG Energy Corp. (a Canadian oil sands company) and is a director of Franco-Nevada. He served as President and CEO and a director of Pengrowth Energy Corporation (an oil and natural gas company) from 2009 until March 15, 2018. Mr. Evans has over 30 years of experience in a variety of operational and senior executive positions in the oil and gas business in Western Canada. Mr. Evans holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta. Mr. Evans is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Dr. Catharine Farrow

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Dr. Catharine Farrow is a director of Franco-Nevada. She is a Professional Geoscientist (APGO) with more than 25 years of mining industry experience. She also serves as a Director of Centamin plc and is active in the mining industry in both private companies and academia. From 2012 to 2017 she was Founding CEO, Director and Co-Founder of TMAC Resources Inc. Dr. Farrow has served on the Board of a number of not-for-profit and government Advisory Boards. She has been honoured as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (2015 and 2018) and is a past recipient of the William Harvey Gross Medal of the Geological Association of Canada (2000). Dr. Farrow obtained her BSc (Hons) from Mount Allison University, her MSc from Acadia University and her PhD from Carleton University. She also holds the ICD.D designation.

Louis Gignac

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Louis Gignac is Chair of G Mining Services Inc. (a private consultancy) and is a director of Franco-Nevada. Mr. Gignac previously served as President, CEO and a director of Cambior Inc., from 1986 to 2006 and previously held management positions with Falconbridge Copper Company and Exxon Minerals Company and has served as a director of several public companies. Mr. Gignac is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Mr. Gignac holds a Doctorate of Engineering in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri Rolla, a Master’s degree in Mineral Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Laval University. Mr. Gignac was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2016.

Maureen Jensen

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Maureen Jensen is a director of Franco-Nevada. She served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) from 2016 until April 2020 and was previously the Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the OSC from 2011 to 2016. Before joining the OSC, Ms. Jensen was Senior Vice-President, Surveillance and Compliance at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Ms. Jensen has held senior regulatory and business positions at the Toronto Stock Exchange and had a 20-year career in the mining industry. Ms. Jensen is also active in not-for-profit organizations including the Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision and the Royal Ontario Museum. Ms. Jensen is a Registered Professional Geoscientist, holds the ICD.D designation and has a BSc. and Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa).

Jennifer Maki

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Jennifer Maki is a director of Franco-Nevada. She is also a director of Baytex Energy Corp. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Vale Canada and Executive Director of Vale Base Metals (2014 to 2017) and previously held several other positions with Vale Base Metals, including Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice-President and Vice-President & Treasurer. She has also served on the boards of not-for-profit organizations. Ms. Maki has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and a postgraduate diploma from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, both in Ontario, Canada. She also holds the ICD.D designation.

Randall Oliphant

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Randall Oliphant is a director of Franco-Nevada. He has worked in natural resources in many capacities for over 30 years. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Oliphant was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation, and since that time he has served on the boards of numerous public companies and not-for-profit organizations. He served as Executive Chairman of New Gold from 2009 to 2017. Mr. Oliphant presently serves on the advisory board of Metalmark Capital LLC, a leading private equity firm. Mr. Oliphant also served as Chairman of the World Gold Council from 2013 to 2017. Mr. Oliphant is a CPA, CA and was granted the designation of FCPA in 2016 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to his profession.

Hon. David R. Peterson

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David Peterson is Chairman Emeritus at the law firm Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and is a director of Franco-Nevada. He was the Premier of the Province of Ontario from 1985 to 1990. He was the founding Chair of the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association and was the Chair of the successful Toronto Bid for the 2015 Pan Am Games and was the Chair of the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games Organizing Committee. Mr. Peterson also serves as a director of Rogers Communications Inc. Mr. Peterson is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Toronto and a director of St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation. Mr. Peterson holds an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1969, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1980 and summoned by Her Majesty to the Privy Council in 1992.

Elliott Pew

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Elliott Pew is a director of Franco-Nevada. He has over 38 years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry and currently serves as Chair of Enerplus Corporation. Previously, Mr. Pew served as a director of Southwestern Energy Company and as co-founder, executive and member of the board of managers of Common Resources I, II and III (private E&P). Prior to that, Mr. Pew held senior executive positions with Newfield Exploration Company in Houston and was Senior Vice President, Exploration of American Exploration Company. He holds an M.A. in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin and an A.B. in Geology from Franklin and Marshall College.

Honourary Directors

Pierre Lassonde – Chair Emeritus


Graham Farquharson – Honourary Director