Stuart McDonald gives an update on operations, financing of projects and refinancing of debt. Stuart McDonald addresses the steps Taseko Mines has taken during the time of COVID19, and how the second half of the year will look compared to the first with a further general outlook for copper. Taseko Mines is a dynamic and growing mining company focused on the operation and development of mines in North America, operating the state-of-the-art Gibraltar Mine which is the second largest copper mine in Canada.
Stuart McDonald, President of Taseko Mines
Mr. McDonald is a mining executive with 25 years of experience in mining, corporate development, financial and management roles. He joined Taseko as Chief Financial Officer in 2013 and was appointed President in June 2019.
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.) and CFO of Yukon Zinc Corp. He was also Corporate Controller at Cumberland Resources Ltd. until its acquisition by Agnico-Eagle Mines in 2007. Prior to joining the mining industry, he spent 10 years in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young.
Mr. McDonald is a Chartered Professional Accountant (British Columbia) and a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (Illinois). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from the University of British Columbia.
Ben Davis, Head of Mining, Liberum
Ben Davis has over 12 years’ experience in the mining sector and leads the Analyst Mining team at Liberum. Prior to joining Liberum, Ben worked in the Metals and Mining team at UBS for four years covering the large and mid-cap miners. Ben oversaw the global coverage of the platinum sector and was part of the Glencore IPO research process. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics & Accounting from Bristol University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.