Welcome To The Taseko Mines Limited HUB On AGORACOM

Building wealth through developing and operating major copper mines

Taseko Mines Limited Management

Russell Hallbauer

President, CEO and Director

Russell Hallbauer has worked in the mining industry for the past 30 years. Prior to joining Taseko in mid 2005, he was General Manager of Base Metal Joint Ventures at Teck Cominco Ltd. where his responsibilities included overseeing the Highland Valley Copper mine in central BC as well as Compañía Minera Antamina in South America, a Joint Venture between Teck Cominco and a number of international mining companies. 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. He is the past Chairman of the Mining Association of British Columbia and is the President of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy for 2005-2006.

Ronald Thiessen

Chairman of the Board and Director

Ronald Thiessen is an accredited public accountant in Canada. Since the 1980's, Mr. Thiessen has concentrated on the development of venture capital financing for emerging public and private companies. He is a corporate officer and director of several publicly traded exploration and development companies.

John McManus

Senior VP, Operations

John McManus has been involved in the mining industry in British Columbia for 25 years where he has gained experience in mine operations, mine engineering and environmental management. Before joining Taseko in 2005, he was the General Manager, Coal Mountain Operations at Elk Valley Coal Corporation. Prior to 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.

Peter Mitchell

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Economics as well as the MBA program of the University of British Columbia. He is a Chartered Accountant and has worked as Senior Vice President and CFO of Crown Packaging Ltd., as well as Vice Chairman and CFO of Von Hoffmann Corporation of Saint Louis, Missouri. More recently, he has held leadership roles in the for-profit education sector as President of Florida Career College based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and prior to that, as President and CEO of Vatterott Education Centers, Inc. in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Over the past decade, Mr. Mitchell has been extensively involved in leading and managing growth in private equity portfolio companies through acquisitions, integrations and greenfield initiatives as well as all related financing activities.

Brian Battison

Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Brian 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.

Mr. Battison has been a senior political and policy advisor to the Government of British Columbia Canada. He has also served as Interim President & CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia, which represents mineral producers, the largest component of the multi billion dollar mining industry in British Columbia. Prior to joining Taseko he operated a full service communications consulting business specializing in strategic planning and program development, implementation and evaluation in the mining and resource development, health care and electrical energy.

Scott Jones

Vice President, Engineering

Scott Jones is a mining engineer whose formal education includes a Diploma in Mining Technology from BCIT and a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Mining from McGill University.

He has over 30 years experience in the mining industry, including 5 years in grass roots exploration and 25 years in both open pit and underground mining in progressive operations supervision and engineering roles.

In the last two years Mr. Jones has been focused on the Environmental Assessment and engineering feasibility aspects of the Prosperity Project for Taseko as well as providing technical support for the Gibraltar Mine.

Last changed at 02-Nov-2009 11:20PM