Ms Howes has over 20 years’ experience in institutional sales, finance, and Investor Relations. Her public company and capital markets focus includes emphasis on exposure to investors in the junior mining market. Previously an Institutional Broker with Union Securities International, London, UK and later with Moore Clayton & Co. as Managing Director of Investment and European Investor Relations, arranging market awareness and financing in Canada, UK, Europe, Middle East & Asia. Ms Howes established Rayleigh Capital Ltd to offer a wide range of financial services including North American and European marketing and capital-raising assistance with roadshows reaching a vast institutional and retail audience. Ms Howes previously served on the Board of Directors for Takara Resources (TKK; TSX) and as a Director of Investor Relations Germany for Proactive Investors. FSA licensed, with Union Securities London, MCC Global and Spencer Clarke and formerly worked with the Securities Institute as a SFA Exam Writer and Editor. Ms Howes holds B.A.(HON) in Psychology and Business from the University of Western Ontario.