Corporate Director James K. Gowans, smiling against a dark background.

James K. Gowans

Corporate Director

James K. Gowans was first appointed to the Board of Teck in May 2024. Mr. Gowans was previously the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Trilogy Metals Inc. from September 2019 to June 2020. He was previously the President, CEO and a director of Arizona Mining Inc. from January 2016 until it was purchased by South32 Limited in August 2018. He was Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Board of Barrick Gold Corporation from August to December 2015, co-President from July 2014 to August 2015, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January to July 2014. He served as Managing Director of the Debswana Diamond Company in Botswana from 2011 to 2014. He has extensive experience as a senior executive in the mining industry, including at DeBeers, PT Inco in Indonesia, and Placer Dome Ltd. Mr. Gowans is the past chair of the Mining Association of Canada. He received a BASc in Mineral Engineering from the University of British Columbia, attended the Banff School of Advanced Management, and holds a P.Eng. designation. He is currently a director of Trilogy Metals Inc., Treasury Metals Inc., and Premium Nickel Resources Inc