Our Team

Management Team

The Osisko Development team has a proven track record of creating shareholder value and we will leverage our combined exploration, permitting, construction and operating expertise to advance towards becoming a North American intermediate gold producer. The goal is to develop current resources more efficiently and responsibly than ever, while simultaneously working towards building strong community relationships on all our mining projects.

Sean Roosen, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sean Roosen is the Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Royalties. As at the Transaction’s closing, he will be the Executive Chair of Osisko. Mr. Roosen was a founding member of Osisko Mining Corporation (2003) and of EurAsia Holding AG, a European venture capital fund.

Mr. Roosen has over 30 years of progressive experience in the mining industry. As founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Osisko Mining Corporation, he was responsible for developing the strategic plan for the discovery, financing and development of the Canadian Malartic mine. He also led the efforts for the maximization of shareholders’ value in the sale of Osisko Mining Corporation, which resulted in the creation of Osisko Royalties. Mr. Roosen is an active participant in the resource sector and in the formation of new companies to explore for mineral deposits both in Canada and internationally.

In 2017, Mr. Roosen received an award from Mines and Money Americas for best Chief Executive Officer in North America and was, in addition, named in the “Top 20 Most Influential Individuals in Global Mining”. In prior years, he has been recognized by several organizations for his entrepreneurial successes and his leadership in innovative sustainability practices. Mr. Roosen is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines.

Mr. Roosen serves on the board of directors of Osisko Mining and Victoria Gold Corp. as a representative of Osisko Royalties.

Chris Lodder, President

Mr. Chris Lodder has more than 30 years’ experience working on and managing Greenfields exploration, Brownfields exploration, and mine development with major and junior mining companies worldwide with the majority of his career focused in the Americas. He has led teams responsible for discoveries of compliant resources containing more than 34 million ounces of gold. He was President, CEO and a Director of Barkerville Gold Mines from 2016 until its acquisition by Osisko Gold Royalties in 2019. Chris is also the President of Talisker Exploration Services Inc., an Ontario based mining and exploration services company founded by Mr. Lodder and two partners in 2010, whose principal clients are Osisko Gold Royalties and their associated companies. From 1999 to 2010 he was South American Exploration Manager and later the Americas Exploration Manager for AngloGold Ashanti and prior that he had various management roles with Queenstake Resources in South America. Chris is a volunteer director on the board of the Barkerville Heritage Trust which oversees the management of the Barkerville Historic Town and Park which is a living museum which preserves the history of the Cariboo Gold Rush.

Benoit Brunet CPA, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Benoit Brunet is currently Vice President Business Strategy at Osisko Gold Royalties. Prior to joining Osisko Royalties, he was part of the Québec Private Equity group of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of the largest North American institutional investors where he helped deploy $700 million in the mining sector across the province of Québec. He was overseeing investments totaling approximately $1.5 billion and known for having structured innovative financial instruments for some of the largest mining projects in the region. Prior to joining the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Mr. Brunet worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for the assurance group in Montréal. Mr. Brunet holds a CPA designation, an undergraduate and graduate degree in public accounting from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Luc Lessard, Eng., Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Luc Lessard is a mining engineer with more than 30 years of experience designing, building and operating mines. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Malartic Partnership (owned jointly by Agnico Eagle and Yamana), and prior to that was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Construction for Osisko Mining Corporation where he was responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of the world class Canadian Malartic gold mine. During his career, Mr. Lessard has worked on many open pit and underground mine builds and prior to Osisko Royalties, Mr. Lessard was Vice President of Engineering and Construction for IAMGOLD and General Manager, Projects for Cambior Inc. Mr. Lessard is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Falco Resources Ltd. and also sits on the Board of Directors of Nighthawk Gold Corp. and Osisko Metals Incorporated.

Maggie Layman, Vice President, Exploration

Ms. Maggie Layman is a professional geologist with 14 years’ mineral exploration experience in diverse ore deposits throughout Canada. Previously as Barkerville’s Exploration Manager, Ms. Layman led the Barkerville team on the Cariboo Gold Project through systematic exploration with technical teams and ensuring compliance of drill programs. Prior to joining Barkerville, Ms. Layman worked as a drill manager and project geologist for Vale and Independence Gold Corp. Ms. Layman holds a B.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland, is registered as a Professional Geologist with the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and is an active volunteer with the AME Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Committee.

Jean-François Lemonde, Vice President, Investor relations

Mr. Lemonde is joining from Desjardins Capital Markets were he had the role of Managing Director – Institutional equity sales for the past 5 years. Jean-François is cumulating 20 years of experience in the capital markets with Desjardins Capital Markets, Dundee Capital Markets, GMP Securities, TD Securities and Goldman Sachs and has been involved with the Osisko team for more than 5 years. He is a HEC Montreal graduate in Business administration with a Finance concentration.

Chris Pharness, Vice President, Sustainable Development

Mr. Chris Pharness is an environmental professional with 25 years of environmental and resource management experience in British Columbia and has been with Barkerville since 2013. Mr. Pharness’ breadth of experience includes mining, forestry, oil and gas and large scale construction projects, with extensive involvement in fish and wildlife management based research and project management. Much of Mr. Pharness’ work and personal history have allowed him to build close relationships with Indigenous Nations, local communities, and regulatory agencies in British Columbia.

François Vézina, P.Eng., MBA, Vice President, Technical Services

Mr. François Vézina is a Mining Engineer with 20 years of experience in mining industry. He has extensive experience in both surface and underground mining operations, having worked at various mining sites in Canada, Mexico and Finland.

Mr. Vézina was the Technical Service Manager for Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited and was responsible for overseeing the completion of the feasibility studies of LaRonde II, Pinos Altos and Kittilä. Mr. Vézina participated in the construction and commissioning of Pinos Altos as Mine Development Manager and Kittilä as Mine Operations Manager. He later joined Osisko Mining Corporation and participated in the construction of the Canadian Malartic mine and serve as Mine Operations Manager for over 5 years. Mr. Vézina is recognized for his innovative project development strategies and mining optimization. Since the start of his career, Mr. Vézina has been responsible for the design and engineering of four mines and participated in the construction and development of two other mines. Mr. Vézina pursues his passion by getting involved with universities and colleges by regularly giving lectures on the mining industry.

Mr. Vézina holds a Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). He is a registered Engineer (Eng.) in Québec, (P.Eng.) in Ontario and in British Columbia.

Board of Directors

Sean Roosen, Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sean Roosen is the Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Royalties. As at the Transaction’s closing, he will be the Executive Chair of Osisko. Mr. Roosen was a founding member of Osisko Mining Corporation (2003) and of EurAsia Holding AG, a European venture capital fund.

Mr. Roosen has over 30 years of progressive experience in the mining industry. As founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Osisko Mining Corporation, he was responsible for developing the strategic plan for the discovery, financing and development of the Canadian Malartic mine. He also led the efforts for the maximization of shareholders’ value in the sale of Osisko Mining Corporation, which resulted in the creation of Osisko Royalties. Mr. Roosen is an active participant in the resource sector and in the formation of new companies to explore for mineral deposits both in Canada and internationally.

In 2017, Mr. Roosen received an award from Mines and Money Americas for best Chief Executive Officer in North America and was, in addition, named in the “Top 20 Most Influential Individuals in Global Mining”. In prior years, he has been recognized by several organizations for his entrepreneurial successes and his leadership in innovative sustainability practices. Mr. Roosen is a graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines.

Mr. Roosen serves on the board of directors of Osisko Mining and Victoria Gold Corp. as a representative of Osisko Royalties.

Charles E. Page, Lead Director

Mr. Charles E. Page is a corporate director and has more than 40 years of experience in the mineral industry. During his career, Mr. Page has held progressive leadership roles in developing strategies to explore, finance and develop mineral properties in Canada and internationally. Mr. Page worked at Queenston Mining Inc. in various capacities, including President and Chief Executive Officer, from 1990 to its sale to Osisko Mining Corporation in 2012.

Mr. Page holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Science from Brock University and a Master of Science degree in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo. He is a Professional Geologist registered in the province of Ontario and Saskatchewan, and is also a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.

John Burzynski, Director

Mr. John Burzynski currently serves as the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Mining Inc., having served in those capacities since August 2015, and has been a director of Osisko Mining Inc. (formerly Oban Mining Corporation) since incorporation in February 2010. Mr. Burzynski is currently a director of Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd and, from June 2014 to August 2016, also served as the Senior Vice President, New Business Development. Mr. Burzynski holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Science in exploration and mineral economics from Queen’s University. He is a registered P.Geo. in the province of Québec, and has over 30 years of experience as a professional geologist on international mining and development projects.

Joanne Ferstman, Director

Ms. Joanne Ferstman is a corporate director and has been Lead Director of Osisko Royalties since 2014. She has over 20 years of progressive experience in the financial industry, where she was until 2012 President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Capital Markets Inc., a full service investment dealer with principal businesses that include investment banking, institutional sales and trading, and private client financial advisory. She has held several leadership positions within Dundee Corporation and DundeeWealth Inc., where she was responsible for strategic development, financial and regulatory reporting and risk management.

Ms. Ferstman holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Michèle McCarthy, Director

Ms. Michèle McCarthy is the President of McCarthy Law Professional Corporation, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Independent Review Inc. She is an experienced corporate director and has significant experience in corporate restructuring and regulatory compliance. Ms. McCarthy was the Chair of the boards of Sandy Lake Gold Inc., Big 8 Split Inc., TD Split Inc. and 5Banc Split Inc. She also served as a director and member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committees at Equity Financial Holdings Inc. She is the former Chair of the Toronto Port Authority and member of the Small Business Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission. From 1997 to 2002 she was the Chief Legal Officer, Director Compliance and Corporate Secretary for Deutsche Bank Canada and Deutsche Bank Securities and created its Schedule III bank branch (1997-2002) and consulted on the reorganization of UBS Bank (Canada) and the establishment of UBS AG Canada Branch. From 2007 to 2011, she was the Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary, Chief Privacy Officer, Ombudsman and Head of Compliance for GMAC Residential Funding of Canada, ResMor Trust and Ally.

Ms. McCarthy serves on the boards of the McMichael Foundation, The Rekai Centres and the Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London in North America. She also served on the boards of Canada’s National Ballet School, the St. George’s Society of Toronto, the University of Toronto (Trinity College) and the Humber Memorial Hospital.

Ms. McCarthy holds an LLB and LLM in Securities Law from Osgoode Hall and has been accredited with an ICD.D designation.

Duncan Middlemiss, Director

Mr. Duncan Middlemiss, P.Eng, is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. Prior to joining Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd., he was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. until its acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. in January 2016. Mr. Middlemiss joined St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. in July 2008 as General Manager and Vice President Operations, later assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2013. He earned a B. Sc. in mining engineering at Queen’s University in 1989 and worked for Inco Limited (now Vale Canada Limited) as Mine Design Engineer until 1995. At that time, he joined Barrick Gold Inc. at their Holt-McDermott Mine, where he held the position of Chief Mine Engineer. In 2002, he joined Foxpoint Resources (now Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.) where he was instrumental in overseeing the rehabilitation, development, and commencement of production at the Macassa Mine beginning as Engineering & Production Manager, and later as Mine Manager. Mr. Middlemiss is a native of Kirkland Lake, Ontario and has extensive experience in the mining of gold deposits in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. Mr. Middlemiss is the Past Chair of the Ontario Mining Association and remains active in the organization.

Éric Tremblay, Director

Mr. Éric Tremblay has more than 25 years of mine building and mine operations experience, mostly at underground mining operations, culminating in his current position as Chief Operating Officer of Dalradian Resources Inc. and in his previous position as General Manager at Canada’s largest gold mine, Canadian Malartic, which is jointly owned by Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited and Yamana Gold Inc. In 2014, his team achieved a record of more than 500,000 ounces of production at a cost under $700/oz. Previously, Mr. Tremblay was General Manager at IAMGOLD’s Westwood Project, where he participated in closure of the Doyon Mine and construction of the Westwood Project. Mr. Tremblay was charged with completing the permitting, scoping study, feasibility study, surface construction and underground development at Westwood. Further, while at IAMGOLD, he was General Manager of the Sleeping Giant Mine, an underground mine using multiple mining methods (long hole, shrinkage, room and pillar). His mandate was to optimize production and return the mine to profitability. Previous positions included Underground Superintendent at Cambior’s Mouska Mine, Underground Captain/Project Engineer/Senior Supervisor over a seven-year period at Cambior and Barrick’s Doyon Mine, where he was involved in mine-planning, construction, development and production. Mr. Tremblay graduated from Laval University with a B.Sc. in mining engineering and mineral processing.

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