Howard began his career as a mine and exploration geologist, mostly with BHP Minerals and focussed within Australia, South, and North America in bulk commodities, base and precious metals.
After 11 years in resources he became a mining analyst in the securities industry and made many industry contacts across that sector. During his 18 year career within this industry he had senior management roles including directorship’s and equity with a range of Australian based firms including Hartley’s and ABN Amro Morgan’s. He also established the Western Australian operations for McIntosh Securities as managing Director and subsequently Merrill Lynch.
As part of those roles he was actively involved in mergers and acquisitions as well as capital raisings for the small, mid-cap and large cap sectors. During that period he was also lead lecturer for FINSIA in mining investment in Western Australia and was a Senior Fellow of that organisation.
After leaving the Securities industry Howard retained a strong role in the equities industry establishing a number of successful ASX IPO’s within the mining and technology sector. Most recently he was founding Chairman of migme Limited, an ASX listed social media company with operations focused across South East Asia.
Howard is currently Chairman of an unlisted investment company with investments spread across the mining, industrial and rural commodities sectors in both listed and unlisted entities. He is also a Director of a Perth based technology company with operations in Singapore and a Director of a serviced CBD office company.
Howard has a wide range of skills including business advisory and management, strategic initiative, governance, capital raising and project review and development.