Taseko makes senior management appointments

20th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Base and precious metals miner Taseko Mines on Monday announced two executive management appointments. Richard Tremblay has been appointed COO, and Terry Morris has joined Taseko as VP operations.

Tremblay joined Taseko in 2014 as GM of the Gibraltar mine before transitioning to the corporate leadership team where he has been acting as senior VP operations in recent years.

Tremblay has more than 30 years of mining industry experience focused on large-scale openpit mining operations and mineral processing. He has been instrumental in the development of the Florence copper project, including the successful permitting process and technical de-risking of the project. 

Morris is a mining engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in mining operations management, mine planning and regulatory compliance. He was most recently with Barrick Gold in mine management roles at Pueblo Viejo in the Dominican Republic, and the Turquoise Ridge and Phoenix mines in Nevada, US. He previously held senior operating and management roles with Peabody Australia, Westmoreland Coal and Teck Resources.

"These changes to our senior operating team provide additional management capacity to support our growth plan and strategy of becoming a North America-focused, multi-asset copper producer. Our recent successful permitting and financing milestones are significant steps towards realizing the full value of our Florence Copper project, which is now transitioning into the construction phase, with commercial operations expected in 2025,” commented CEO Stuart McDonald.