Touchstone Announces Board of Directors –


CALGARY, AB/ACCESSWIRE/July 11, 2022/ Touchstone Exploration Inc. (“Touchstone”, “we”, “us” or the “Company”) (TSX: TXP, Financial)(LSE: TXP, Financial) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Priya Marajh and Jenny Alfandary to our Board of Directors (the “Board”) effective immediately. Dr. Marajh will serve on the Health, Safety, Social and Environmental (“HSSE”) Committee and the Compensation and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors, and Ms. Alfandary will serve on the HSSE Committee and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. . Along with these appointments, Touchstone is also announcing that Mr. Thomas Valentine has left the Board of Directors effective immediately and will remain as the Company’s Corporate Secretary.

Dr. Priya Marajh is currently the Vice President – Advocacy and Membership Engagement at the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Chamber and a lecturer in various international relations courses at the University of the West Indies. She has extensive corporate and academic experience in the energy sector, as well as in the areas of international business development, relations and law, diplomacy, advocacy, content development community and the development of social and economic policies.

Prior to joining the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Chamber, Dr. Marajh worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago. She holds a Master of Science in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of the West Indies.

Ms. Alfandary is President and Chief Executive Officer of Westario Power Inc., where she has provided leadership and expertise as the company strives to achieve its vision of growth, community prosperity and excellence. Additionally, Jenny brings her expertise to several boards of directors and is currently Chair of the Advisory Board for the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Sciences at Toronto Metropolitan University and Co-Chair of the Energy Group. [X] Change, an advisory committee of the Ontario Energy Board. She is also a member of the board of directors of the MEARIE Group and the Mackenzie Institute.

Prior to Westario Power, Jenny served as Chief Information Officer at Metrolinx, where she led the initiative to transform their technology department from a cost center into a revenue-generating asset. Throughout her career, Jenny has held senior management positions in the telecommunications, finance and security industries. She holds a Master of Science in Management Information Systems and Technology from Tel Aviv University.

John D. Wright, Chairman of the Board, commented:

We are pleased to welcome Jenny and Priya to the board. Their varied experiences and skills will be extremely valuable to Touchstone as we execute on our strategy to build a leading Trinidadian energy producer. We look forward to adding their expertise and knowledge to our strategic oversight during this period of transition and growth. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would also like to thank Tom for his significant contributions and oversight of Touchstone’s development since joining the Board of Directors in 2015. We are grateful for Tom’s continued involvement with Touchstone as general secretary.

Touchstone Exploration Inc.

Touchstone Exploration Inc. is a Calgary, Alberta-based company engaged in the acquisition of interests in oil and gas rights as well as the exploration, development, production and sale of petroleum and of natural gas. Touchstone is currently active in onshore properties located in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The common shares of the Company are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “TXP”.

For more information about Touchstone, please visit our website at or contact:

Mr. Paul Baay, President and CEO
Mr. Scott Budau, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 403.750.4487

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