People: Barrick Gold Corp (ABX)
13 Mar 2014
Mr. James K. Gowans has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Barrick Gold Corporation effective January 20, 2014. Jim Gowans is a seasoned mining operator with four decades of global industry experience. Mr. Gowans most recently worked at DeBeers SA, where he held several positions with increasing responsibility, including Managing Director of Debswana (a subsidiary of DeBeers SA), Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technical Officer of DeBeers SA, and President and CEO of DeBeers Canada. Mr. Gowans also has significant experience in the gold sector, having worked for eight years at Placer Dome, culminating in his role as Executive Vice President, Canadian Operations. He also held senior operating positions at PT Inco, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and at Cominco, where he held the positions of Operations Manager for Potash Operations and General Manager of the Red Dog zinc mine. Mr. Gowans is a Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mineral Engineering. He is a Director of Cameco Corporation and PhosCan Chemical Company.
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