Professional Engineer; Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours in Mining Engineering
Rick Howes recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dundee Precious Metals Inc. having served in the role since April 2013. He is a seasoned senior mining executive with over 39 years of experience in the mining industry. He is a visionary leader in mining, organizational innovation and transformation to create competitive advantage and was recognized as the Outstanding Innovator of 2016 by the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame. Throughout his career, Mr. Howes has been closely associated with the practices that make for world-class mining operations, including Inco’s North Mine which won the 2006 Ryan Award as the safest mine in Canada.
Mr. Howes extensive industry experience includes progressive technical, operating, management and project roles in many of the largest underground mines and mining companies throughout Canada and internationally. Mr. Howes joined Dundee Precious Metals in early 2009. He was General Manager and Executive Director of the Chelopech mine until November 2010 when he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and he served in that role until April 2013, when he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Howes also serves as a non-executive director of Hudbay Minerals Inc., of which he is a member of the compensation and human resources committee and a member of the technical committee.
Mr. Howes holds a Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and he is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.