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Great Lakes Dredge appoints Elaine Dorward-King to board of directors

Jan 8, 2020 04:10 PM

(OAK BROOK, Ill.) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. has appointed Elaine Dorward-King to its board of directors. Dorward-King was appointed to the class that will stand for election at the upcoming 2020 annual meeting of shareholders.

Her appointment as a new independent director was effective Jan. 7 and follows a search process conducted as part of Great Lakes’ ongoing focus on board composition, refreshment and diversity. In addition, upon her appointment, the board was increased to eight members. At this time, the company has not made a determination regarding any committee assignments for Dorward-King.

"We are delighted to welcome Elaine Dorward-King to the Great Lakes board," said Lawrence Dickerson, chairman. "Elaine is a talented, strategic leader whose expertise in environmental, health, safety and sustainability complements the board’s and management’s focus in these critical areas. Her appointment exemplifies our continued commitment to board refreshment and adding strength to the overall board composition. On behalf of the board, I welcome Elaine and look forward to working with her."

Dorward-King most recently was the executive vice president, sustainability and external relations, at Newmont Mining Corp., the world’s leading gold mining company. She has spent the majority of her career in mining and joined Newmont in 2013. Prior to joining Newmont, Dorward-King spent 21 years with Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest diversified producers of metals and minerals, in general management and environmental health and safety leadership roles. Dorward-King has over 25 years of leadership experience in creating and implementing sustainable development, safety, health and environmental strategy, and programs in mining, chemical, and engineering consulting sectors. Currently she serves on the board of directors of Kenmare Resources plc, one of the world’s largest producers of mineral sands products.

Dorward-King holds a bachelor’s degree from Maryville College and received a doctorate in analytical chemistry from Colorado State University.

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