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SSR Mining Inc (SSRM.TO)

SSRM.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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6 Aug 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

A. E. Michael Anglin

64 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Benson

57 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gregory Martin

2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Kevin O'Kane

2018 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Nadine Block

2019 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

W. John DeCooman

2011 Senior Vice President - Business Development and Strategy

Brian Booth

59 2016 Independent Director

Simon Fish

58 2018 Independent Director

Gustavo Herrero

71 2013 Independent Director

Beverlee Park

58 2014 Independent Director

Richard Paterson

76 2008 Independent Director

.. Reid

64 2013 Independent Director

Elizabeth Wademan

44 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

A. E. Michael Anglin

Mr. A. E. Michael Anglin serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Anglin is the Chair of our Board and a member of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. 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. Anglin spent 22 years with BHP Billiton, most recently serving as Vice President Operations and Chief Operating Officer of the Base Metals Group based in Santiago, Chile, before retiring in 2008.

Paul Benson

Mr. Paul Benson serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has been employed at SSR Mining since August 2015 and brings more than 30 years of experience in various technical and business capacities. Most recently, Mr. Benson was CEO and Managing Director of Troy Resources Limited. Prior to that, for 20 years he held a number of executive and operating roles in Australia and overseas with BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and Renison Goldfields. Mr. Benson holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Exploration Geophysics and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining, both from the University of Sydney. He also earned a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and a Masters of Science (Distinction) in Management from the London Business School.

Gregory Martin

Mr. Gregory J. Martin serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Before joining SSR Mining, Mr. Martin served as Vice President, Business Development and Treasurer for NovaGold Resources Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Martin held executive financial roles with Finning International Inc., Zincore Metals Inc. and Placer Dome Inc. Mr. Martin is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CGA, holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering.

Kevin O'Kane

Mr. Kevin Patrick O'Kane serves as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Before joining SSR Mining in 2018, he spent over 35 years at BHP Billiton in a diverse range of responsibilities and positions in management, operations, technical services and support, business development and project management. Most recently, Mr. O’Kane was Asset President of Pampa Norte, BHP Minerals Americas Business, where he oversaw an exemplary safety record and drove operational improvements. Prior to this, he held a number of managerial and other positions at BHP’s Cerro Colorado and Escondida operations in Chile. Mr. O’Kane holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mining Engineering) from Queen’s University.

Nadine Block

Ms. Nadine J. Block serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources of the Company. She has over 25 years of experience as a human resources professional. Before joining SSR Mining, Ms. Block provided HR consulting services to various mining organizations as well as other industries, including specialty food and manufacturing. Prior to her HR consulting practice, Ms. Block was Vice President, Human Resources for Quadra FNX Mining Ltd., Vice President, Human Resources for Pan American Silver Corp., and Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Finning International Inc. Ms. Block holds an MBA from McGill University and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology

W. John DeCooman

Mr. W. John DeCooman serves as Senior Vice President - Business Development and Strategy of the Company. His experience prior to joining SSR Mining in 2009 includes over 15 years of mining project finance and advisory responsibilities at Deutsche Bank, Alex Brown and Standard Bank, as well as corporate positions in finance, business development and exploration. Mr. DeCooman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree from the Colorado School of Mines.

Brian Booth

Mr. Brian R. Booth serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Booth is a member of our Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees and, during 2018, he served as the Chair of our Safety and Sustainability Committee. He is also the President, CEO and a director of Element 29 Resources Inc. (“Element 29”), a private mining company and has served as a director on numerous public and private mining companies for over 10 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.

Simon Fish

Mr. Simon A. Fish serves as Independent Director of the Company. He serves on our Compensation and Safety and Sustainability Committees and, during part of 2019, he also served as a member of our Audit and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees. Mr. Fish is Executive Vice-President & General Counsel of BMO Financial Group. He leads the bank’s global legal & regulatory group. He is responsible for corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, banking regulation and supervision, and litigation. His remit includes overseeing the bank’s environmental sustainability, ethics & conduct, banking ombudsman, and investigations functions. He is a member of the bank’s executive management committee. He chairs the bank’s enterprise regulatory committee and reputation risk management committee, and sustainability council. He joined BMO in 2008 from mining company CVRD (Vale) where he served as general counsel of the Canadian and international operations. Prior to that, he was general counsel and corporate secretary of Shell Canada. Before joining Shell, Mr. Fish practiced corporate and securities law with an international law firm. Mr. Fish has been named Canada’s General Counsel of the Year and listed among Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in the legal profession. He serves on the boards of a number of non-profit and charitable organizations. Mr. Fish holds business and law degrees from the University of Cape Town, the Washington College of Law and Harvard Business School.

Gustavo Herrero

Mr. Gustavo Adolfo Herrero serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is a resident of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was the Executive Director of the Harvard Business School Latin America Research Center (LARC) from November 1, 1999 until December 31, 2013, at which time he retired from that position and currently serves on the Harvard Business School Latin American Advisory Board. Prior to joining the LARC in 1999, he was the CEO of IVA S.A., Argentina's largest wool textile mill, and of Zucamor S.A./Papel Misionero S.A., Argentina's leading paper and packaging manufacturer. Mr. Herrero also serves on the Advisory Committee of the university-wide David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard. He also sits on the advisory boards of the Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) and the Fundación Red de Acción Política (RAP), both non-governmental organizations in Argentina. Mr. Herrero holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and a degree of Licenciado en Administración de Empresas from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa.

Beverlee Park

Ms. Beverlee F. Park serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is also a member of our Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees and, during part of 2019, served as a member of our Safety and Sustainability Committee. Ms. Park graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from McGill University. She is an FCPA/FCA and has a Masters of Business Administration from the Simon Fraser University Executive program. Ms. Park is a Corporate Director serving on two public company boards. Ms. Park has over 35 years of business experience, the majority of it in the forest industry where she held several executive roles with TimberWest Forest Corp. (“TimberWest”), most recently serving as its Chief Operating Officer before retiring in 2013. Prior to becoming COO, Ms. Park also held the positions of Interim CEO, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as well as President, Couverdon Real Estate (TimberWest’s land development division). Prior to joining TimberWest, Ms. Park was in senior financial roles at BC Hydro and KPMG LLP. Ms. Park has previously served on other private and public company and numerous not-for-profit boards, including the University of British Columbia.

Richard Paterson

Mr. Richard D. Paterson serves as Independent Director of the Company. He also serves on our Safety and Sustainability Committee. Mr. Paterson graduated from Concordia University, Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1964. Mr. Paterson has been a Managing Director of Genstar Capital, a private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts, since 1988. He retired from Genstar Capital at the end of 2016. Before founding Genstar Capital, Mr. Paterson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Genstar Corporation, a NYSE-listed company, where he was responsible for finance, tax, information systems and public reporting.

.. Reid

Mr. Steven P. Reid serves as Independent Director of the Company. During part of 2019, he also served as the Chair of our Compensation Committee. He has over 40 years of international business experience, including senior leadership roles in several countries. He held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Goldcorp from January 2007 until his retirement in September 2012. He also served Goldcorp as Executive Vice President, Canada and USA. Prior to joining Goldcorp, Mr. Reid spent 13 years at Placer Dome Inc. in numerous corporate, mine management and operating roles, including Country Manager for Canadian operations. Mr. Reid has also held leadership positions at Kingsgate Consolidated Limited and Newcrest Mining Limited, where he was responsible for running operations throughout Asia and Australia. Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Engineering from the South Australian Institute of Technology and a TRIUM Global Executive MBA. He is also a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation (ICD.D).

Elizabeth Wademan

Ms. Elizabeth Anne Wademan serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Wademan was appointed to our Board in January 2018. She is the Chair of our Compensation Committee and a member of our Safety and Sustainability Committee. Ms. Wademan is a senior capital markets professional with over 23 years of financial services experience. Ms. Wademan spent 18 years in investment banking at BMO Capital Markets where she was one of the firm’s most senior capital markets professionals, responsible for leading capital markets advisory and complex transactions. She focused on the global metals and mining and technology sectors and was Head of Global Metals & Mining Equity Capital Markets prior to retiring in 2016. As a former Managing Director in Investment Banking, Ms. Wademan has extensive experience in capital markets and strategic advisory as well as a deep expertise in commodities and securities markets. She currently serves on the boards of Torex Gold Resources Inc., BSR REIT, and St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation. Ms. Wademan obtained her Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and International Business from McGill University. She is a CFA charterholder and is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation (ICD.D).

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

A. E. Michael Anglin

244,932

Paul Benson

2,382,270

Gregory Martin

1,152,610

Kevin O'Kane

1,331,950

Nadine Block

836,220

W. John DeCooman

940,560

Brian Booth

151,669

Simon Fish

150,727

Gustavo Herrero

171,452

Beverlee Park

159,206

Richard Paterson

153,553

.. Reid

155,437

Elizabeth Wademan

156,380
As Of  31 Dec 2019