Board of Directors
Mr. Anglin was appointed to the Board of Directors of SSR Mining in August 2008 and is Chairman of the Board and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Anglin also serves on the board of Antofagasta PLC, a major Chilean copper producer. Mr. Anglin spent 22 years with BHP Billiton Ltd., most recently serving as Vice President Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the Base Metals Group based in Santiago, Chile, before retiring in 2008. Mr. Anglin graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London in 1977 and attained a Master of Science degree from the Imperial College in London in 1985.
Mr. Antal was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of SSR Mining following the merger with Alacer Gold in September 2020. Prior to the merger, Mr. Antal held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer with Alacer Gold since August 2013 and prior to that, he served as Alacer’s Chief Financial Officer from May 2012 to August 2013. Mr. Antal has over 25 years of global mining experience in various mineral and metal businesses, including precious metals. This experience spans both corporate roles and at various mine operating sites. Mr. Antal began his mining career working for Placer Dome in Papua New Guinea and then nearly 15 years within the Rio Tinto Group where he held various senior management positions, including Global Head of Shared Services and Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals’ global business.
Mr. Bates was appointed to the Board of Directors of SSR Mining in September 2020 and is Chair of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Bates was a Director at Alacer Gold from April 2014 to September 2020 and has over 40 years of experience in oil service management and operations. Mr. Bates is currently an adjunct professor and a member of the Advisory Board for the Energy MBA Program at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. He spent 15 years at Schlumberger in both domestic and international locations, was CEO of Weatherford-Enterra, served as President of the Discovery Group of Baker Hughes, and was later the Managing Director and Senior Advisor for 13 years at Lime Rock Partners, an energy focused private equity investment firm. Mr. Bates is currently serving on the Board of Directors at Tetra Technologies, Inc. and Vantage Drilling International.
Mr. Booth was appointed to the Board of Directors of SSR Mining in May 2016 and is a member of the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee. Mr. Booth is also the President, CEO and a director of Element 29 Resources Inc., a public mining company and has served as a director on numerous public and private mining companies for over 15 years. Prior to joining Element 29, he was President, CEO and a director of Pembrook Copper Corp. and Lake Shore Gold Corp. and previous to that held various exploration management positions at Inco Limited over a 23 year career, including Manager of Exploration - North America and Europe, Manager of Global Nickel Exploration and Managing Director PT Ingold for Australasia. Mr. Booth holds a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences from McGill University (1983) and was awarded an honorary lifetime membership in the Indonesian Mining Association for service as Assistant Chairman of the Professional Division.
Mr. Dowling was appointed to the Board of Directors of SSR Mining in September 2020 and is a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee. Mr. Dowling was a Director at Alacer Gold from February 2008 to September 2020 and he served as Alacer Gold’s President and Chief Executive Officer until August 2012. Mr. Dowling was Chairman of the Board of Alacer Gold since April 2014 and has over 30 years of mining experience. Mr. Dowling’s leadership experience includes serving as Chief Executive Officer and President of Meridian Gold Inc., Executive VP of Operations at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. and Executive Director, Mining and Exploration at De Beers. Mr. Dowling has previously served as Director of the De Beers Société Anonyme, Victoria Gold Corp, and Zinco de Brasil Inc. Mr. Dowling is currently the Chairman of Copper Mountain Mining Corp, the Chairman of Polyus Open Joint Stock Company (Polyus Gold) and a Director of Teck Resources Ltd. Mr. Dowling holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering, M.S. and PhD in Mineral Processing from The Pennsylvania State University.
Mr. Fish was appointed to the Board of Directors of SSR Mining in January 2018. He serves as Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee. Mr. Fish is Chair of the BMO Climate Institute. He is responsible for advising on the bank’s sustainability strategy, environmental, social and governance risk management, impact measurement and reporting, and on the financial risks and opportunities related to climate change and transition for both clients and the bank. As BMO’s former General Counsel, Mr. Fish led the legal and regulatory activities of the bank including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial regulation and complex litigation. Prior to joining BMO, Mr. Fish was General Counsel at Vale SA (formerly Inco Limited). Earlier, Mr. Fish held various positions at Royal Dutch Shell, most recently serving as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Shell Canada. Before joining Shell, Mr. Fish practiced corporate and securities law with Dechert LLP, an international law firm. Mr. Fish serves on the board of Alexa Translations, a leading translation service provider to the Canadian legal, securities, financial, and government sectors. He is a director of the Environmental Law & Policy Centre and Queen’s University’s Institute for Sustainable Finance. He is a former director of the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy. Mr. Fish holds business and law degrees from the University of Cape Town, the Washington College of Law and Harvard Business School.
Mr. Krusi was appointed to the Board of Directors of SSR Mining in September 2020. He is Chair of the Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Krusi was a Director at Alacer Gold from September 2014 to September 2020. He has nearly four decades of management experience in the engineering and construction industries. Mr. Krusi began his career as a project geologist with Dames & Moore where he gained significant experience and international exposure as lead project engineer and geologist in Latin America and Asia. Throughout his career, Mr. Krusi managed a number of successively larger engineering and consulting businesses, culminating as CEO of Earth Tech, Inc, a global water and environmental services firm with operations in 13 countries. Most recently, Mr. Krusi was President, Strategic Development at AECOM, where he oversaw the firm's M&A activities and served on the executive committee. Currently, Mr. Krusi also serves on the Board of Directors of Comfort Systems USA and Granite Construction.
Ms. Priestly was appointed to the Board of Directors of SSR Mining in September 2020 and is a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Ms. Priestly was a Director at Alacer Gold from August 2019 to September 2020. Ms. Priestly served as Chief Executive Officer of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. from 2012 until her retirement in 2015 and as Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto Copper from 2008 until 2012. She was Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper operations from 2006 to 2008. Ms. Priestly also served in executive management roles at American Nursing Services, Inc. and Entergy Corporation. Ms. Priestly began her career with Arthur Andersen where she progressed from Staff Accountant to Partner, holding various management and global leadership positions. While at Arthur Andersen, she provided tax, consulting and M&A services to global companies across many industries, including energy, mining, manufacturing and services. Currently, Ms. Priestly is a board member of TechnipFMC plc and Stericycle, Inc. She previously served on the Board of Directors of FMC Technologies, Inc., New Gold Inc., and Stone Energy Corporation.