Edward C. Dowling, Jr.

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Edward C. Dowling, Jr. has been a director of Compass Minerals since March 2022. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Dowling served as the president, CEO and director of Alacer Gold Corp. (now SSR Mining Inc.), a gold producer, from 2008 to 2012, and was chairman from 2013 to 2020.

"Mr. Dowling retired as President & CEO of Alacer Gold Corp late July 2012. Mr. Dowling joined Anatolia in early 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 is recognized in the industry for his ability to assemble and motivate teams of people to tackle and deliver challenging projects for creation of long-term value." [1]

"Mr. Edward Dowling is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alacer Gold, where he served as President and CEO between 1998 and 2012. In addition, he is also a Board member at Teck Resources Limited, Canada’s largest diversified mining company and Detour Gold Corporation, a Canadian intermediate gold mining company." [2]


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  1. Alacer Gold Board, organizational web page, accessed July 20, 2013.
  2. Polyus Gold About, organizational web page, accessed March 16, 2018.