Directors and Management

Howard Milne, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Howard D. Milne is a strategist in the area of sales and marketing and possesses experience in the development of private and public companies. Mr. Milne has held various corporate roles including CEO and Vice President, as has a background in investor relations acting for various listed companies.  


Mr. Milne played a role in the launch of Victory Ventures Inc. (now Edison Cobalt Corp.) on the TSX Venture Exchange and is currently the Vice President of Business Development and Director of Edison Cobalt Corp. listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.  

Steve Mathiesen, Chief Financial Officer and Director

Steve Mathiesen was a corporate and securities lawyer for more than 30 years and is now a corporate director. Until 2011, he was a partner at the national law firm, McMillan LLP. He is currently on the board of several private and public companies. He holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a non-practicing member of the Law Society of BC.  

James H. Place, P.Geo., Director

Mr. Place is a professional geoscientist with more than 30 years of experience in the aggregate, heavy construction, and engineering fields. He has worked on all phases of mineral projects from exploration and permitting through to testing, development, marketing, production and reclamation. Mr. Place has held positions with public companies, government, engineering companies, and environmental consulting companies and is currently the CEO of Highbank Resources Ltd. and of Belmont Resources Inc., both trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.


Mr. Place has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography from the University of Victoria (B.C.) in 1983 and has been a registered professional geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC since 1992.