People: Taseko Mines Ltd (TGB.A)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald Thiessen

61 2006 Chairman of the Board

Russell Hallbauer

56 2005 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stuart McDonald

2013 Chief Financial Officer

John McManus

55 2013 Chief Operating Officer

David Rouleau

2010 Vice President - Operations

Brian Battison

2007 Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Brian Bergot

2014 Vice President - Investor Relations

Scott Jones

2007 Vice President - Engineering

Robert Rotzinger

2013 Vice President - Capital Projects

Trevor Thomas

47 2008 Secretary

Scott Cousens

50 1992 Director

Robert Dickinson

66 2006 Director

Linda Thorstad

2014 Non-Executive Director

William Armstrong

2006 Independent Director

T. Barry Coughlan

69 2001 Independent Director

H. Wayne Kirk

2004 Independent Director

Alex Morrison

50 2011 Independent Director

Richard Mundie

2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald Thiessen

Mr. Ronald W. Thiessen, CA, is Chairman of the Board of Taseko Mines Limited, since May 2006. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant with professional experience in finance, taxation, mergers, acquisitions and re-organizations. Since 1986, Mr. Thiessen has been involved in the acquisition and financing of mining and mineral exploration companies. Mr. Thiessen is a director of HDSI (and HDI), a company providing management and administrative services to several publiclytraded companies (including Taseko), and focuses on directing corporate development and financing activities.

Russell Hallbauer

Mr. Russell E. Hallbauer, Prof. Eng., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Taseko Mines Limited, since July 2005. Mr. Hallbauer graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering in 1979. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia. He has been a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy since 1975 and is a director and former chairman of the Mining Association of B.C. In 1983, he joined Teck Corporation’s Bullmoose mine, advancing through Engineering and Supervisory positions to become Mine Superintendent in 1987, and in 1992, became General Manager of Quintette. In 1995, he assumed new responsibilities in Vancouver when he was appointed General Manager, Coal Operations, overseeing Teck’s three operating coal mines in the Province. In 2002, he was appointed General Manager, Base Metal Joint Ventures, responsible for Teck Cominco’s interests in Highland Valley Copper, Antamina in Peru, and Louvicourt in Quebec. Mr. Hallbauer is a director of Hunter Dickinson Services Inc. (and Hunter Dickinson Inc.), a company providing management and administrative services to several publicly-traded companies (including Taseko), and focuses on directing corporate development and financing activities.

Stuart McDonald

Mr. Stuart McDonald has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Taseko Mines Limited effective September 1, 2013. Stuart McDonald is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from the University of British Columbia. Prior to his role with Taseko, Mr. McDonald held executive positions with several companies in the mining industry. He was most recently Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Yukon Zinc Corp., a privately owned Canadian mining company. Prior to this position he was Chief Financial Officer of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. (and its predecessor Quadra Mining Ltd.). He was also Corporate Controller at Cumberland Resources Ltd., from 2004 until its acquisition by Agnico-Eagle Mines in 2007. Prior to joining the mining industry, he was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP and also spent three years as an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young in the Czech Republic.

John McManus

Mr. John Wallace McManus, P. Eng., is Chief Operating Officer of Taseko Mines Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Technologist Diploma in Mining from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. McManus has worked in the mining industry in British Columbia for over 30 years where he gained experience in mine operations, mine engineering and environmental management. Prior to joining Taseko in 2005, he was the General Manager, Coal Mountain Operations at Elk Valley Coal Corporation. Before that, Mr. McManus was the Mine Manager at Teck Cominco’s coal mining joint venture Bullmoose operation, General Superintendent at the Elkview coal mine and Superintendent of Engineering at the Quintette operation. His past experience also includes five years working in operations and engineering at the Highland Valley and Lornex copper mines and three years working in gold exploration in the Yukon, British Columbia and California.

David Rouleau

Mr. David Rouleau, P. Eng, is Vice President - Operations of Taseko Mines Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science Mine Engineering Degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and a Mining Technology Diploma from Haileybury School of Mines. Prior to joining Taseko, Mr. Rouleau was a key member of Canadian Natural Resources senior management team developing the $10 billion Horizon Oil Sands Project in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Mr. Rouleau was responsible for all aspects of the 200 million tonne per year mining operation supporting 110,000 barrels per day of synthetic crude oil production. Mr. Rouleau's background also includes 17 years with Teck Cominco in various mine operations and engineering roles.

Brian Battison

Mr. Brian Battison is Vice President - Corporate Affairs of Taseko Mines Limited, since September 2007. He is responsible for all matters relating to corporate and public affairs, including government and community relations, First Nations liaison, sustainability and economic and social responsibility. Mr. Battison is a public affairs specialist with over 25 years of practical experience in policy development, issue management and communication in both the private and public sectors. He has been a senior political and policy advisor for the government of British Columbia, served as Interim President & CEO of the Mining Association of BC and spent more than a decade operating a private full service communications consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, program development, implementation and evaluation in the areas of mining and resource development, electrical energy, and health care.

Brian Bergot

Mr. Brian Bergot is Vice President, Investor Relations of Taseko Mines Limited, since March 1, 2014. He has over 20 years of experience in the natural resources sector. Brian joined Taseko in 2006 and has held roles of increasing responsibility, in both Investor Relations and Marketing & Logistics. Prior to his career in mining, Brian spent 14 years at Methanex Corporation, a $7 billion BC-based chemical company. At Methanex, he held a number of corporate and operational roles including investor relations and marketing & logistics. As Vice President, Investor Relations, he is responsible for expanding the Company’s shareholder base in the North American and European markets.

Scott Jones

Mr. Scott Jones, P.Eng., is Vice President - Engineering of Taseko Mines Limited, since December 2007. Mr.Jones has 30 years of experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Taseko in 2006, he was a Senior Mining Engineer for Teck Cominco where he was involved in property valuation and feasibility studies. He has also held various senior positions in both underground and open pit operations for Teck Cominco and at Barrick Gold’s Hemlo Operations. He has a B.Sc. in Mine Engineering from McGill University.

Robert Rotzinger

Mr. Robert Rotzinger, P. Eng., is Vice President - Capital Projects of Taseko Mines Limited, since January 2013. He has over 18+ years’ experience in the mining industry with Taseko and predecessor companies. Mr. Rotzinger has been a key participant in the $700 million capital investment program at the Gibraltar mine over the last five years, with his most recent role overseeing the 3rd phase of this mine expansion plan. In 2010, he was a co-recipient of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AMEBC) E.A.Scholz Award for Excellence in Mine Development for the expansion and modernization of the Gibraltar mine. He also received PowerSmart Excellence Awards from BC Hydro in 2008 for Energy Efficient Project and again in 2010 for the Application of New Energy Efficient Technology.

Trevor Thomas

Mr. Trevor Thomas, LLB, is Secretary of Taseko Mines Limited, since August 2008. He has practiced in the areas of corporate commercial, corporate finance, securities and mining law since 1995, both in private practice environment as well as in-house positions and is currently general counsel for Hunter Dickinson Inc. Prior to joining Hunter Dickinson Inc., he served as in-house legal counsel with Placer Dome Inc.

Scott Cousens

Mr. Scott D. Cousens is Director of Taseko Mines Limited, since October 1992. He provides management, technical and financial services to a number of publicly-traded companies as indicated below. Since 1991 Mr. Cousens’ principal occupation has been his role as a director of Hunter Dickinson Inc. (“HDI”), and its wholly-owned subsidiary Hunter Dickinson Services Inc. (“HDSI”), a company providing management and administrative services to several publiclytraded companies (including Taseko). Mr. Cousens’ focus has been the development of relationships within the international investment community. Substantial financings and subsequent corporate success has established strong ties with North American, European and Asian investors.

Robert Dickinson

Mr. Robert A. Dickinson, B.Sc., M.Sc., is Director of Taseko Mines Limited, since January 1991. He is an economic geologist who serves as a member of management of several mineral exploration companies, primarily those for whom Hunter Dickinson Services Inc.provides services to. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons. Geology) and a Master of Science degree (Business Administration - Finance) from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Dickinson has also been active in mineral exploration over 40 years. He is a director of Hunter Dickinson Services Inc., (and Hunter Dickinson Inc.), a company providing management and administrative services to several publicly-traded companies (including Taseko), and focuses on directing corporate development and financing activities. He is also President and Director of United Mineral Services Ltd., a private investment company.

Linda Thorstad

Ms. Linda Elaine Thorstad, PGeo, is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Thorstad is a registered professional geoscientist who brings over 25 years of senior management experience in the mining industry to Taseko. Her experience spans exploration and development companies as well as key roles with mid-tier producers. Ms. Thorstad currently serves as the director, government and community relations and permitting, at Alamos Gold. Prior to Alamos, she was the president and chief executive officer of Orsa Ventures until it was acquired by Alamos Gold in 2013. Additionally, she has been involved in two special government commissions focused on sustainability, land use, resource and environmental management. Ms. Thorstad is the past president of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, a founding member of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (now Geoscience Canada), and an honorary fellow of Engineers Canada.

William Armstrong

Mr. William P. Armstrong is an Independent Director of Taseko Mines Limited since May 2006. Mr. Armstrong earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has more than 45 years experience in the mining industry. He recently retired from Teck Cominco Ltd., where he was General Manager, Resource Evaluations, and was responsible for the evaluation of potential acquisitions and divestitures. He was also responsible for the company’s mineral reserves and resources. During his career with Cominco Ltd., and Teck Cominco Ltd., Mr. Armstrong was involved in feasibility studies, construction and operation of a large number of mines, including coal deposits, underground and open pit base metal mines and precious metal mines.

T. Barry Coughlan

Mr. T. Barry Coughlan, B.A., is an Independent Director of Taseko Mines Limited, since February 2001. Mr. Coughlan is a self-employed businessman and financier who has been involved in the financing and management of publicly traded companies for over 25 years. His principal occupation is President and Director of TBC Ventures Ltd., a private investment company.

H. Wayne Kirk

Mr. H. Wayne Kirk, LLB, is an Independent Director of Taseko Mines Limited since July 2004. He is a retired attorney and professional consultant. With over 35 years professional experience Mr. Kirk also has over 9 years senior executive experience in the mining industry. Mr. Kirk is a citizen of the United States and is a resident of the state of Washington. A Harvard University graduate, Mr. Kirk received his law degree in 1968. From 1992 to 2001 Mr. Kirk was the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Homestake Mining Company. Prior to his retirement in June 2004 he spent two years as Special Counsel for the law firm, Thelen Reid & Priest, in San Francisco.

Alex Morrison

Mr. Alexander G. Morrison, CA, is an Independent Director of Taseko Mines Limited. Mr. Morrison is a mining executive and chartered accountant with over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Morrison is a citizen of the United States and is a resident of the state of Washington. Mr. Morrison has held senior executive positions at a number of mining companies, most recently serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Franco-Nevada Corporation from 2007 to 2010. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Morrison held increasingly senior positions at Newmont Mining Corporation, including Vice President, Operations Services and Vice President, Information Technology. Prior to that, Mr. Morrison was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NovaGold Resources Inc., Vice President and Controller of Homestake Mining Company and held senior financial positions at Phelps Dodge Corporation and Stillwater Mining Company. Mr. Morrison began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Trinity Western University.

Richard Mundie

Mr. Richard A. Mundie, CA, is an Independent Director of Taseko Mines Limited. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Mundie has held a number of senior leadership positions in the mining sector for over 25 years in key organizations in British Columbia and overseas. From 2005 to 2007, he was Vice President, Asia Affairs and Chief Representative (China), for Teck Cominco Limited. In this role, he was active in the international mining community and participated in several joint programs to build stronger relationships with the Chinese Government. Mr. Mundie also held the position of Vice President – Commercial for a period of ten years with Teck Cominco. In this role, he was responsible for marketing the company’s commercial mineral products, gaining invaluable experience in Europe, South America, United States, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Between 1983 and 1995, he held a number of financial and leadership positions with Cominco and in 1992, he assumed the role of Director of Business Development with wide responsibilities for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Earlier career positions included a number of finance related roles in the resources sector, transport and public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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