Vancouver-based mining company SSR Mining Inc. has appointed Elizabeth A. Wademan and Simon A. Fish to its Board of Directors. The board approved the appointments to strengthen its expertise in the areas of the international capital markets, legal and corporate governance. The appointments will be effective from 1 January 2018.
Wademan is a senior capital markets professional with over 20 years of financial services experience. Prior to retiring in 2016, Wademan spent 18 years in investment banking at BMO Capital Markets, where she focussed on the global metals and mining and technology sectors and was responsible for mining equity capital markets. Wademan has extensive experience in capital markets and strategic advisory in both domestic and international markets, as well as a depth of knowledge of commodities and securities markets. She currently serves on the boards of Torex Gold Resources Inc. and St. Joseph's Health Center Foundation.
Fish is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at BMO Financial Group, where he is responsible for legal, regulatory and corporate governance affairs. Prior to joining the bank in 2008, he was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Vale SA (formerly Inco Limited). Additionally, Fish held various positions at Royal Dutch Shell, most recently serving as the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Shell Canada.
Chairman of the Board, Michael Anglin, stated: "We are pleased to have attracted Elizabeth and Simon and welcome them both to the SSR Mining Board of Directors. Their perspective complements our current board members while their added capital markets experience enhances the execution of our strategy."