Board of Directors
Richard P. Graff
BA, MS (Accounting)
Mr. Graff is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he served as the audit leader in the United States for the mining industry. Since his retirement, Mr. Graff has been a consultant to the mining industry and has served as a member of a Financial Accounting Standards Board task force for establishing accounting and financial reporting guidance in the mining industry. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Yamana Gold Inc. and Dynamic Materials Corporation. Mr. Graff received his Undergraduate Degree in economics from Boston College and his Post-Graduate Degree in accounting from Northeastern University.
Rodney P. Antal
B.Bus (Accountancy), CPA
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr. Antal became CEO in August 2013 and was previously CFO of Alacer since May 2012. Mr. Antal has signficant international mining experience hacing held various senior managment positions within Rio Tinto PLC and its affiliates over a 15 year period. Prior to joining Alacer, Mr. Antal was the Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals. Mr. Antal had previously been Global Head of Rio Tinto Shared Services and Chief Financial Officer of Energy Resources of Australia (“ERA”), a publicly listed company that is majority owned by Rio Tinto. Mr. Antal also has gold industry experience from his time spent in Papua New Guinea with Lihir and Placer Dome.
Jan A. Castro
Mr. Castro is the Chief Executive Officer of Pala Investments AG, the exclusive advisor to Pala Investments Holdings Ltd., a multi-strategy investment company dedicated to investing in, and creating value across, the mining sector in both developed and emerging markets. Pala seeks to assist companies in which it has long-term shareholdings by providing strategic advice and innovative financing solutions. Prior to founding Pala in July 2006, Mr. Castro was Senior Vice President of Investments and Corporate Affairs for Mechel OAO, a NYSE-listed company and one of Russia's largest mining and metals companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Castro currently serves on the Boards of Capstone Mining Corp, Churchill Mining PLC and Gemcom Software International Inc. Mr. Castro is also Chairman of Nevada Copper Corp and Sierra Rutile Ltd.
Edward C. Dowling, Jr.
BSc, MSc, PhD
Mr. Dowling retired as President & CEO of Alacer Gold Corp July 2012. Mr. Dowling joined Anatolia in 2008 after a successful tenure as CEO and President of Meridian Gold Inc. Mr. Dowling has 30 years of mining experience and his other leadership roles include: De Beers, Johannesburg, South Africa, as Executive Director, Mining and Exploration; Cleveland-Cliffs as Executive Vice-President - Operations; and Cyprus Amax Minerals Company in various leadership capacities. Mr. Dowling holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering as well as a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mineral Processing, all granted from the Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Dowling also currently serves on the Boards of Polyus Gold International, Teck Resources Limited and Victoria Gold Corp.