Edward C. Dowling was appointed to the Board of Teck in September 2012. He is Chair of the Compensation & Talent Committee and a Member of the Corporate Governance & Nominating and Technical Committees. Mr. Dowling is an Alumni Fellow of Pennsylvania State University and holds a BSc. in Mining Engineering as well as a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mineral Processing. He has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry and was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Alacer Gold Corp. from 2008 to July 2012. He is currently the Chairman of Alacer Gold Corp. and Chairman of Polyus Open Joint Stock Company.