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Taseko Mines Ltd (TKO.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald Thiessen

65 2006 Chairman of the Board

Russell Hallbauer

64 2005 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stuart McDonald

2013 Chief Financial Officer

John McManus

59 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Brian Bergot

2014 Vice President - Investor Relations

Brian Battison

2007 Vice President - Corporate Affairs

Scott Jones

2007 Vice President - Engineering

Robert Rotzinger

2012 Vice President - Capital Projects

Trevor Thomas

51 2008 Secretary

Alexander Morrison

53 2011 Lead Independent Director

Robert Dickinson

70 2006 Director

Geoffrey Burns

56 2016 Independent Director

Anu Dhir

45 2017 Independent Director

Richard Mundie

2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald Thiessen

Mr. Ronald W. (Ron) Thiessen, CPA, FCA, is Chairman of the Board of the company. He holds a BComm degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Chartered Professional 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 (FCPA, FCA) from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Russell Hallbauer

Mr. Russell E. Hallbauer, Prof. Eng., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Taseko Mines Limited. 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 HDSI (and HDI), a company providing management and administrative services to several publicly-traded companies (including Taseko), and focuses on directing corporate development and financing activities. HDI, through HDSI, provides technical, financial, administrative, and management services to Taseko and to several other publicly-traded companies.

Stuart McDonald

Mr. Stuart McDonald, CPA, CA, is Chief Financial Officer of Taseko Mines Limited., effective September 1, 2013. Mr. McDonald is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of experience in mining finance, corporate development, treasury management and financial reporting. Prior to joining Taseko in 2013, he held a number of senior financial positions in the mining industry including Chief Financial Officer of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. (and its predecessor Quadra Mining Ltd.) from 2007 to 2010, and CFO and Senior Vice President of Yukon Zinc Corp. from 2010 to 2013. He was also Corporate Controller at Cumberland Resources 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. Mr. McManus 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.

Brian Bergot

Mr. Brian Bergot is Vice President - Investor Relations of Taseko Mines Limited., since March 1, 2014. Mr. Bergot 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, Mr. Bergot 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.

Brian Battison

Mr. Brian Battison is Vice President - Corporate Affairs of Taseko Mines Limited, since September 2007. Mr. Battison is responsible for all matters relating to corporate and public affairs, including government and community relations and external communications. Mr. Battison has many years of experience in both the private and public sectors specializing in policy and program development, strategic planning and issue management.

Scott Jones

Mr. Scott Jones, P.Eng., is Vice President - Engineering of Taseko Mines Limited., since December 2007. Mr. Jones has over 35 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. Mr. Rotzinger has over 20 years of 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 including managing the engineering, construction and commissioning of the three phase mine expansion project. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Canadian Mineral Processors Society “Mineral Processor of the Year Award” and in 2010, he was a co-recipient of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia E.A. Scholz Award for Excellence in Mine Development for the expansion and modernization of the Gibraltar Mine. He has also received PowerSmart Excellence Awards from BC Hydro in 2008 for Outstanding Energy Efficient Project and again in 2010 for the Application of New Energy Efficient Technology.

Trevor Thomas

Mr. Trevor Thomas, LLB, is a Secretary of Taseko Mines Limited., since August 2008. Mr. Thomas 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.

Alexander Morrison

Mr. Alexander G. Morrison, CPA, CA, is an Lead Independent Director of Taseko Mines Limited. Mr. Morrison is a mining executive and Chartered Professional 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 Colorado. 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.

Robert Dickinson

Mr. Robert A. Dickinson, B.Sc., M.Sc., is Director of Taseko Mines Limited. He is an economic geologist who has been actively involved in mineral exploration and mine development for over 45 years and who was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2012. He is Chairman of HDI and HDSI as well as a director and member of the management team of a number of public companies associated with HDSI. HDI, through HDSI, provides technical, financial, administrative, and management services to Taseko and to several other publicly-traded companies. He is also President and Director of United Mineral Services Ltd., a private resources company. He also serves as a Director of Britannia Mine Museum and Trustee of the BC Mineral Resources Education Program.

Geoffrey Burns

Mr. Geoffrey A. Burns, B.Sc., M.B.A., is Independent Director of the Company. He brings over thirty years of senior management experience in the mining industry to Taseko. He is currently the Chairman of Maverix Metals Inc. and until December 2015 was the President, CEO and a Director at Pan American Silver Corp. (“PASC”). During his 12 year tenure at PASC, the company increased its annual silver production from 7.5 million ounces to over 26 million ounces to become the second largest primary silver producer in the world. He has extensive experience throughout North and South America in mine operations and project development having participated in numerous mine construction projects from feasibility study into continuous operation. He has also led numerous capital market transactions including placements of equity, debt and convertible debt, and was instrumental in completing several cornerstone acquisitions for PASC. Mr. Burns holds a B.Sc. Major in Geology from McMaster University, and an MBA from York University. Mr. Burns also served a two year term as President of the Silver Institute, a non-profit international association of producers, refiners, silversmiths and bullion suppliers dedicated to the development and uses of silver and silver products in the global marketplace.

Anu Dhir

Ms. Anu Dhir, J.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dhir is a co-founder and executive of ZinQ Mining, a private base metals and precious metals royalty company that focuses on the Latin America region. Ms. Dhir is also the Managing Director of Miniqs Limited, a private group primarily interested in developing resource projects. Prior to Miniqs and ZinQ Mining, Ms. Dhir was Vice President, Corporate Development and Company Secretary at Katanga Mining Limited. Previously, Ms. Dhir was lead non-executive director of Frontier Rare Earths from July 2008 until January 2016 where she also served as chair of the Audit Committee. She also previously served as non-executive director of Energulf Resources from August 2013 until September 2015. She also previously served as lead non-executive director of Atlatsa Resources Corporation from July 2008 until December 2014, where she also served as the chair of the Compensation Committee and of the Investment Committee, and as a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee. She has also previously served as non-executive director of Great Basin Gold Limited from 2011 to 2013, where she also served as chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Dhir is also non-executive director of Trillium Health Partners since 2017, where she also serves as a member of the Finance & Audit Committee and the Quality & Program Effectiveness Committee. Ms. Dhir holds a BA from the University of Toronto and a law degree (Juris Doctor) from Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, United States.

Richard Mundie

Mr. Richard A. Mundie, CPA, CA, is Independent Director of Taseko Mines Limited. Mr. Mundie 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 40 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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