Executive Team

Rodney P. Antal
Rodney P. Antal
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rodney P. Antal
Rodney P. Antal
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Antal was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of SSR Mining following the merger with Alacer Gold in September 2020. Prior to the merger, Mr. Antal held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer with Alacer Gold since August 2013 and prior to that, he served as Alacer Gold’s Chief Financial Officer from May 2012 to August 2013. Mr. Antal has over 25 years of global mining experience in various mineral and metal businesses, including precious metals. This experience spans both corporate roles and at various mine operating sites. Mr. Antal began his mining career working for Placer Dome in Papua New Guinea and then nearly 15 years within the Rio Tinto Group where he held various senior management positions.

Alison White
Alison White
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Alison White
Alison White
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Alison White was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of SSR Mining in March 2021. She currently oversees accounting, finance, treasury, information technology and enterprise risk management. Alison has over 20 years of experience as a versatile finance professional with a track record of success in financial and operational roles. Prior to joining SSR Mining, Alison held various corporate and regional roles at Newmont Mining including serving as the Regional Chief Financial Officer for North America. Prior to joining Newmont, she was the Vice President of Internal Audit for a global water and natural resources engineering firm. Alison has leadership and financial experience across various industries holding roles at MWH Global (now Stantec), KPMG, ConAgra Foods, Sun Microsystems and Ernst and Young. Alison has a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Master’s degree with an emphasis in accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Stewart Beckman
Stewart Beckman
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Stewart Beckman
Stewart Beckman
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Stewart Beckman was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of SSR Mining in September 2020. Stewart had served as the Chief Operating Officer of Alacer Gold since June 2016. He has more than 30 years of experience in the mining and mineral processing industry. Before joining Alacer, Stewart spent 19 years with Rio Tinto working across various product groups in senior leadership, minerals processing, mining operations and project development roles. His most recent roles were Global Lead for Group Working Capital Reduction, Senior Vice President Operations and Technical Development for Turquoise Hill Resources, and Director Oyu Tolgoi Expansion. Before joining Rio Tinto, Stewart spent seven years in a variety of operational and project development roles at Placer Dome.

F. Edward Farid
F. Edward Farid
Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Development Officer
F. Edward Farid
F. Edward Farid
Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Development Officer

F. Edward Farid was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Development Officer of SSR Mining in September 2020. Edward is responsible for the company’s strategy, M&A activities, commercial negotiations and investor relations functions. Edward previously served as the Senior Vice President, Business Development and Investor Relations for Alacer Gold since May 2017. He has more than 15 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, business strategy and capital markets. Before joining Alacer Gold, Edward was a senior officer in the Metals and Mining group at Credit Suisse. In his capacity as an investment banker, he advised leaders in the gold mining sector on a variety of transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, streaming transactions, fairness opinions, defense advisory, and debt and equity financings. Edward holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from McGill University in Canada.

Michael J. Sparks
Michael J. Sparks
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer
Michael J. Sparks
Michael J. Sparks
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Michael Sparks was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary of SSR Mining in September 2020. Michael has global responsibility for the Company's legal, human capital, administration, and information security functions. Previously, Michael served as the Chief Legal Officer for Alacer Gold Corp. since 2012. Michael has more than ten years of international legal and management experience, primarily in the natural resources industry. Before joining Alacer Gold, Michael worked at King & Spalding LLP in Houston, Texas and subsequently at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP in Denver, Colorado. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Utah State University, a Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

John Ebbett
John Ebbett
Executive Vice President, Growth and Innovation
John Ebbett
John Ebbett
Executive Vice President, Growth and Innovation

John Ebbett was appointed Executive Vice President, Growth and Innovation of SSR Mining in July 2022. Previous to this role, John served as the Vice President, Project Development for SSR Mining since September 2020. John has more than 15 years of experience in the mining industry and has managed a diverse range of projects from feasibility through to execution. John’s experience includes infrastructure and process plant upgrades and challenging projects such as underground development, pressure oxidation processing, and large tailings facilities. He has worked in Turkey, Canada, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Peru, Chile and the USA. John’s recent roles include Vice President Global Project Delivery at Ausenco and Project Director at Alacer Gold. Before joining Alacer Gold, John held various project development roles with Newcrest Mining, Ausenco and John Holland. John holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.