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Mr. McDonald is a mining executive with over 25 years of experience in mining, corporate development, financial and management roles. He joined Taseko as Chief Financial Officer in 2013, was appointed President in June 2019, and CEO in July 2021.
Prior to Taseko, he held a number of senior roles in the mining industry including CFO of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. (and its predecessor Quadra Mining Ltd.), a mid-tier copper producer with five operating mines in Canada, Arizona, Nevada, and Chile. He also held senior executive roles with Yukon Zinc Corp., and Cumberland Resources Ltd. prior to its acquisition by Agnico-Eagle Mines in 2007.
Before joining the mining industry, he spent 10 years in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young. Mr. McDonald is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from the University of British Columbia.
Bryce Hamming joined Taseko in 2018 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2019.Mr. Hamming is a financial executive with over 20 years experience in corporate finance, corporate development, treasury, tax and financial reporting oversight.
He was most recently a financial adviser to Seaspan Corporation on various business development and corporate finance initiatives, including high yield bond alternatives.From 2011 to 2019, he was Chief Financial Officer of Northcliff Resources Ltd. and was also employed by the Hunter Dickinson group in corporate finance working on various other mining development projects throughout North America.He worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland in debt capital markets origination from 2007 to 2009 and worked with Ernst & Young LLP’s mining transaction advisory groups based out of London from 2006 to 2007 assisting mining companies with IPOs on the LSE.He articled with KPMG LLP (Vancouver) as a senior tax manager.
Mr. Hamming is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Professional Accountant (British Columbia).He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.
Richard Tremblay joined Taseko as General Manager, Gibraltar in July 2014.Mr. Tremblay is an experienced senior level executive with over 30 years in the mining industry. He has a strong operations background in Open Pit Mining as well as Mineral Processing.
Prior to joining Taseko Mr. Tremblay held positions as Vice President Operations, Coalspur, General Manager Fording River Operations Teck Coal, General Manager Line Creek Operations, Elk Valley Coal Corporation and Superintendent, Processing Elkview Operations and Coal Mountain Operations, Elk Valley Coal Corporation.
In May 2019 Mr. Tremblay was named Mining Person of the Year by the Mining Association of BC for his work on the BC Health, Safety, and Reclamation Code Committee and the Mining Jobs Task Force.He also served as Chair of the BC Mine Managers Committee from 2007 to 2009.
Mr. Tremblay holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University and is a professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University.
Mr. Rotzinger has been employed with Taseko and predecessor companies for the past 18 years in various capacities. He has been a key participant in the Company’s $700 million capital investment program over the last five years, with his most recent role overseeing the Gibraltar Development Plan 3, a $325 million project.
Mr. Rotzinger received the 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. In 2010, Mr Rotzinger 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. In January 2015, he was recognized as Mineral Processor of the Year by the Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) Group.
Mr. Rotzinger is responsible for all major future capital projects undertaken by Taseko including New Prosperity and Aley.
Brian Bergot was appointed Vice President, Investor Relations in March 2014 and 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.
Richard Weymark is a Professional Mining Engineer with over 13 years of experience in the mining industry in British Columbia. Mr. Weymark joined Taseko as Chief Engineer in July 2018 and was appointed Vice President, Engineering in July 2021.
Mr. Weymark’s primary focus is the advancement of the engineering and environmental aspects of Taseko’s pipeline of development projects. Prior to joining Taseko, he held progressively senior roles at Teck’s Highland Valley Copper operations in mine engineering, mine operations, business improvement and tailings dam construction.
Mr. Weymark holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.
Mr. Magee joined Taseko in September 2021 as Vice President Corporate Affairs and is responsible for leading Taseko’s public affairs and community relations programs, as well as for government relations, corporate communications, media, and policy initiatives.
Mr. Magee has more than 25 years’ experience as a public affairs professional supporting mining and other natural resource industries in Canada and throughout North America – most recently as Principal of regulatory and public affairs consulting firm One-eighty Consulting Group Inc., and previously in senior executive roles with a number of publicly traded companies. In these roles, he provided senior public affairs and management counsel to a suite of mineral exploration and development, mining and energy companies, with direct responsibility for strategic communication planning, issues and crisis management, ESG and sustainability programs and partnerships, public and stakeholder consultation, Indigenous engagement, government relations and reputation management.
He is a former journalist, speechwriter and media trainer, with extensive experience working on high profile development projects in Canada and the United States.