Tim Johnston, Executive Chairman, co-founder

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Tim Johnston is Li-Cycle’s co-founder and Executive Chairman.

With more than 15 years of experience, Tim has overseen the development and operation of batteries, metals, industrial minerals, and large infrastructure assets. Prior to Li-Cycle, Tim worked as a Senior Consultant for Hatch, specializing in project management and transactional analysis for their global lithium business. While there, Tim managed the development of projects across the lithium-ion battery value chain for companies such as SQM, Rockwood Lithium (Albemarle), Bacanora Minerals, AMG-NV, Rio Tinto, Galaxy Resources, and other key developers.

As the co-founder and Chairman of Li-Metal and the Director of Lacero Solutions, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge to his current position with Li-Cycle, where his portfolio consists of overseeing research and development, as well as leading capital projects and operations.

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Tim currently calls Toronto, Canada home. An avid surfer and skateboarding enthusiast, he spends much of his free time at the gym or travelling.

A graduate of the University of Queensland’s Mechanical Engineering Program, Tim is a chartered professional engineer and CFA charter holder.

Mark Wellings, Lead Director

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Mark Wellings is a director of Li-Cycle. Mr. Wellings is a finance professional with over 30 years international experience in both the mining industry and mining finance sector. Mr. Wellings initially worked in the mining industry both in Canada and Australia in exploration, development and production capacities. He then joined the investment dealer GMP Securities L.P. where he co-founded the firm’s corporate finance mining practice. During over 18 years at GMP Securities L.P., Mr. Wellings was responsible for, and advised on, some of the Canadian mining industry’s largest transactions, both in equity financing and mergers and acquisitions. Since then he has been appointed to several public and private boards. Mr. Wellings is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Geological Engineering.

Ajay Kochhar, President and CEO, co-founder

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Ajay Kochhar is the President and CEO, co-founder of Li-Cycle. Before founding Li-Cycle, Mr. Kochhar gained extensive technology and project development experience through progressive roles with Hatch’s industrial cleantech and advisory practices. While working in that space, he garnered in-depth engineering and project management experience through clean technology development in the lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, gold, lead, zinc, molybdenum, and rare earth metals industries. His technical expertise spans the entire project lifecycle, from conceptual and pre-feasibility study to construction and commissioning. Mr. Kochhar is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Chemical Engineering.

Rick Findlay, Director

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Rick Findlay is a director of Li-Cycle. Mr. Findlay has been consulting in the environment and recycling sectors for over 25 years across Canada and internationally. This has included strategy, organization design, processing design, technology development, and financial management. From 2012 to 2014 he was Director of Oversight and Operations for the Province of Ontario’s waste diversion programs, including batteries. Mr. Findlay is currently chief executive officer of LINCit, a firm that focusses on scaling up clean technology ventures. He has previously started a few other firms, two being in environmental management and medical technology. He also co-founded and built an international consulting firm, PSTG Consulting, advising small to global companies across a variety of sectors, and local to national governments. Mr. Findlay is a Certified Management Consultant, with a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

Anthony Tse, Director

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Anthony has over 27 years of private and public corporate experience in numerous high-growth industries, spanning technology media and telecoms, natural resources and specialty chemicals, and more recently the ESG and energy transition sectors, in particular the EV and lithium battery value chain. His roles have been predominantly in senior management, with a focus on strategy, M&A and corporate finance internationally – he has managed businesses and operations across four continents spanning Greater China and Asia region, Australia, North and South America. In the past 20 years, he has led and or participated in over 80 M&A and corporate finance transactions, with an aggregate value of US$5.4 billion and has extensive capital markets experience in US, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong.

Anthony has been a Board Director of Li-Cycle Corp. since 2019. He is the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Resources (formerly ASX: GXY), which merged with Orocobre (formerly ASX: ORE) in 2021. In this role, Anthony grew the company from an initial US$20 million market capitalization and managed a global portfolio of assets, including mining operations and development projects in Australia, Canada and Argentina, built one of the largest capacity and most technologically advanced lithium processing facilities in China, and established a strategic customer network in the lithium battery and materials space across the Asia region, as well as North America and Europe. The merged company, now known as Allkem (ASX: AKE), is the world’s fifth largest lithium producer and has a market capitalization of just under US$5 billion. Anthony is currently also a Board Director of Li-Metal (CSE: LIM), a developer of lithium metal and lithium metal anode technologies for next generation lithium solid-state batteries; a Senior Advisor to Sicona Battery Technologies (a leading developer of silicon-composite materials for next generation lithium battery anode technologies) and was recently appointed as Operating Partner to the Global Private Equity Group of Franklin Templeton (NYSE: BEN), a global asset management organization operating in 165 countries with over 70 years of investment experience and US$1.55 trillion in assets under management.

Alan Levande, Director

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Alan Levande is a director of Li-Cycle. Mr. Levande previously served as Peridot Acquisition Corp.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Levande also currently serves as Vice Chairman of Peridot Acquisition Corp. II. Mr. Levande is a career energy executive with broad experience across the power, utilities, renewables, midstream and upstream value chains. Most recently, Mr. Levande was Co-Chief Executive Officer of Covey Park Energy LLC, a natural gas company that was acquired for $2.2 billion in 2019 by a public company, from June 2013 to July 2019. Previously, Mr. Levande was a Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director at Tenaska Capital Management LLC, a $4 billion private equity manager focused on investments in the power and energy sectors, from 2003 to 2012. Mr. Levande began his career in energy investment banking, where he spent 20 years with Goldman Sachs and Salomon Brothers covering power, utilities, renewables and natural resources. In all of Mr. Levande’s prior roles, Mr. Levande was actively involved in sourcing and executing large-scale, complex mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Levande received his B.S. and M.B.A. from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

Scott Prochazka, Director

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Scott Prochazka is a director of Li-Cycle. He most recently served as a director of Peridot Acquisition Corp. Prior to that, Mr. Prochazka was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of CenterPoint Energy, an NYSE-listed, Fortune 500 energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations (“CenterPoint”) from January 1, 2014 to February 20, 2020. Prior to that role, Mr. Prochazka held several positions at CenterPoint since 2011, including Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President and Division President, Electric Operations. Currently, Mr. Prochazka is currently a director of Peridot Acquisition Corp. II. Mr. Prochazka received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin.

Kunal Sinha, Director

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Kunal Sinha joined as Director in June 2022. Mr. Sinha has been with Glencore since 2012 and currently serves as Glencore’s Head of Recycling. Prior to his current role, Mr. Sinha was the CEO of Glencore’s North American Sulfuric Acid business. Prior to joining Glencore, he worked for six years in Management Consulting at ZS Associates. Mr. Sinha holds an MBA from the London Business School, an M.S. in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

Jacqueline Dedo, Non-Executive Director

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Jacqueline Dedo has more than 40 years of experience across a variety of functions and verticals, with a focus on strategy development and creating customer value. Ms. Dedo is co-founder of Aware Mobility, LLC, an organization focused on Mobility Platforms and Ecosystem enablement through development, investing, partnering and application of both Electrified Propulsion and Connectivity tools, platforms and applications.

She previously served as Chief Strategy and Supply Chain Officer for Dana Holding Corp. (NYSE: DAN), where she was responsible for leading the development of the company’s global growth strategy, in addition to supply chain and the Company’s strategic marketing initiatives. Ms. Dedo has held various leadership positions throughout her career at Piston Group, The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR), Motorola (NYSE:MSI), and Robert Bosch Corporation among others and has a proven background in managing full P&L responsibilities for major business units and entire companies responsible for up to $2 billion in revenue.

She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Cadillac Products Automotive Company, an internationally recognized leader in the plastics converting industry, and the Workhorse Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WKHS), an OEM for commercial electric delivery vehicles and delivery drones.

Ms. Dedo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.