Board of Directors

Ronald W. Thiessen - Chairman of the Board and Director

CA

Ronald Thiessen holds a BComm degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Chartered Accountant designation. Since the 1980’s, he has concentrated on the management and financing of public and private companies. As Director of Corporate Development for HDI, beginning in 1996, and as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2000, he and his associates have completed in excess of 20 property or project acquisitions, raised over $1.4 billion in equity financing, and built an impressive portfolio of advanced mineral exploration, development and mining projects.

Mr. Thiessen and the HDI directors won the Pacific Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004, and he and the Northern Dynasty team received the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award for the Pebble East deposit in 2007. He was awarded the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2008 and was named the Business Person of the Year by the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in 2011. Most recently, he was presented with the 2013 William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration and a fellowship (FCA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.


Russell Hallbauer - President, CEO and Director

P. Eng Mining

Russell Hallbauer, has been an integral part in the mining industry for the past 35 years. Since joining Taseko in 2005, Mr. Hallbauer has led the Taseko team in the advancement of the Company through production expansion and asset acquisitions.

Prior to joining Taseko, he was General Manager of Base Metal Joint Ventures at Teck Cominco Ltd. where he oversaw the Highland Valley Copper mine in central BC and Compañía Minera Antamina in South America. Mr. Hallbauer has also served as Teck Cominco’s General Manager of Coal Operations, in charge of restructuring the Quintette and Elkview mines, and returning those mines to profitability.

A British Columbia Institute of Technology and Colorado School of Mines alumnus, he has been recognized as a leader in the mining industry receiving the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010.

He is the past Chairman of the Mining Association of British Columbia and was the President of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for 2005-2006.

He was awarded the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2008 and was named the Business Person of the Year by the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in 2011.


Alexander G Morrison - Lead Director

CA

Alex Morrison is a mining executive and chartered accountant with over 24 years experience in the mining industry. 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. Prior to that, 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 Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP after obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration from Trinity Western University.


Robert A. Dickinson - Director

B.Sc., M.Sc.

Robert Dickinson is an economic geologist who serves as a member of management of several mineral exploration companies, primarily those for which Hunter Dickinson Services Inc. provides services.

He holds B.Sc. (Economic Geology) and M.Sc. (Finance) degrees from the University of British Columbia (BC). A strong advocate for the minerals industry, he is a long time Director of the Britannia Mine Museum and trustee of MineralsEd, a very successful mineral resources education program developed for all BC teachers.

Mr. Dickinson was Canada’s Mine Developer of the Year in 1990 and British Columbia’s Mining Person of the Year in 2000. He and the HDI directors received the Pacific Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 and he and the Northern Dynasty team won the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award for the Pebble East deposit in 2007. He has also been recognized with the 2008 A.O. Dufresne Award for his contributions to exploration and mining in British Columbia and the 2010 Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal for distinguished achievement in mining administration. In 2012, Mr. Dickinson and co-founder of HDI, Robert Hunter were inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in recognition of their demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements benefiting the Canadian minerals industry.


William Armstrong - Director

P.Eng.

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 responsible for 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 has been 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.


Richard Mundie - Director

CA

Richard Mundie was born in Vancouver and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1963 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1966. He has held a number of senior leadership positions in key organizations in British Columbia and overseas. He has been active in the international mining community and participated in several joint programs to build stronger relationships with the Chinese Government. His experience also includes corporate development, marketing, in addition to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.


George Ireland - Director

B.SC.

George Ireland graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Natural Resource and has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the resource sector. He is the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Member of Geologic Resource Partners LLC.


Linda Thorstad - Director

P. GEO.

Linda Thorstad is a registered professional geoscientist who brings over twenty-five 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.