Edward Dowling

Edward C. Dowling, Jr.

Ph.D, MS.c, B.Sc

Mr. Dowling has been a Director at Alacer Gold since February 20, 2008 and served as Alacer Gold’s President and Chief Executive Officer until August 2012. Mr. Dowling was appointed to Chairman of the Board on April 17, 2014 and has 30 years of mining experience. Mr. Dowling’s leadership experience includes serving as Executive Director, Mining and Exploration at De Beers, Chief Executive Officer and President of Meridian Gold Inc., and Executive VP of Operations at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Mr. Dowling has previously served as Director of the De Beers Société Anonyme, Victoria Gold Corp, Polyus Gold International Limited, and Zinco de Brasil Inc. Mr. Dowling is currently a Director of Teck Resources Ltd.

Rod Antal

Rodney P. Antal

B.Bus, Accountancy, CPA
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Antal has held the position of President & Chief Executive Officer since August 13, 2013 and previously served as the Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer from May 21, 2012. Mr. Antal has over 20 years of international mining experience across a number of metal commodities in both corporate and operating businesses. Prior to his position with Alacer Gold, Mr. Antal held various senior management positions within the Rio Tinto Group, most recently including Chief Financial Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals and Global Head of Shared Services.

Tom Bates

Thomas R. Bates, Jr.

Ph.D, M.S.ME., B.S.ME
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Bates has been a Director at Alacer Gold since April 17, 2014 and has 40 years’ experience in oil service management and operations. Mr. Bates is currently an adjunct professor and co-chair of the Advisory Board for the Energy MBA at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. He spent 15 years at Schlumberger in both domestic and international locations, served as President of the Discovery Group of Baker Hughes, and was later the Managing Director and Senior Advisor for thirteen years at Lime Rock Partners, an energy focused private equity investment firm investing in differentiated oil and gas oriented businesses. Mr. Bates has previously served on the Board of Directors at Hercules Offshore, Inc., Natco Group, Inc. and T-3 Energy Services and is currently serving on the Board of Directors at Tetra Technologies, Inc. and Independence Contract Drilling, Inc.

Richard Graff

Richard P. Graff

M.S. Accounting, B.A., CPA
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Graff has been a Director at Alacer Gold since July 24, 2008 and served as interim Chairman of the Board from September 10, 2013 through April 16, 2014. Mr. Graff is a retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he served as the Audit Leader in the United States for the mining industry. Since his retirement, Mr. Graff has been an advisor to the mining industry and was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board task force for establishing accounting and financial reporting guidance in the mining industry. Mr. Graff represents a consortium of international mining companies and has provided recommendations to the International Accounting Standards Board on mining industry issues and to regulators on industry disclosure requirements of securities legislation. Mr. Graff currently serves on the Board of Directors at Yamana Gold Inc. and Dynamic Materials Corporation, as Chairman of the Audit Committees.

Anna Klolnchina

Anna Kolonchina

B.S., Economics
Non-Executive Director

Ms. Kolonchina joined Alacer’s Board on September 15, 2014, and has over 15 years’ experience in investment banking. Anna is a Chief Investment Officer of Rigmora Holdings Limited. Most recently, Ms. Kolonchina served as a Chief Investment Officer of Renova Management AG. She previously served as the Executive Managing Director of Nafta Moskva. Anna has also served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Economy & Finances at PIK Group Open Joint-Stock Company, and as Managing Director at Wainbridge Limited. Ms. Kolonchina gained substantial experience in global financial markets during the 12 years she worked for Deutsche Bank AG in their Moscow and London offices. While at Deutsche Bank, Anna was the Director of the EMEA Debt Capital Markets department within Global Markets. Ms. Kolonchina has also built her knowledge of the international gold mining industry while serving as a Director of OJSC Polyus Gold since 2010 and as a Director of Polyus Gold International, Ltd. since July 2011. Ms. Kolonchina has also served as a Director of the Uralkali Open Joint Stock Company and PIK Group Open Joint‐Stock Company.

Alan Krusi

Alan P. Krusi

B.S., Geology
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Krusi joined Alacer Gold’s Board on September 15, 2014, and 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/geologist in Latin America and Asia. Mr. Krusi later served as President of Construction Services when Dames & Moore was acquired by URS, where he supervised four global divisions. Most recently, Mr. Krusi was President, Strategic Development at AECOM, where he oversaw the firm's M&A activities and participated as a member of the executive committee. Currently, Mr. Krusi serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Earth Inc., Comfort Systems USA, Inc., and Layne Christensen.

Kay Priestly

Kay Priestly

B.S., Accounting
Non-Executive Director

Ms. Priestly joined Alacer’s Board on August 15, 2019. Ms. Priestly served as Chief Executive Officer of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. from 2012 until her retirement in 2014 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. Currently, Ms. Priestly is a board member of TechnipFMC plc and Stericycle, Inc. She previously served on the Board of Directors of New Gold Inc., Stone Energy Corporation and SouthGobi Resources Ltd.


The Board has established the following Committees: Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Corporate Governance & Nominations Committee, and Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee. The members of these Committees are as follows:

Audit Compensation EHS&S Corp Gov & Nominations
Outside Directors – Independent
Thomas Bates Chair
Edward C. Dowling Jr.   Member Member
Richard Graff Chair Member
Anna Kolonchina Member

Alan Krusi
Chair Member
Kay Priestly Member    Member   

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