Peter Howe was the founder of ACA Howe International, a geological consultancy that CSA Global merged with in August 2016 to commence operations in Toronto.
Peter was born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1929 where his father was stationed with the RAF. From there Peter went on to study in Australia and England in the areas of geology and mine engineering, graduating from the London School of Mines with a mine engineering degree in 1949. After completing several roles as a mining engineer in Africa, Peter found that his true passion was in exploration geology, discovery, and mine development.
In 1960 Peter founded the ACA Howe International consulting company in Toronto and went on open offices in the UK, Australia, South Africa, and Indonesia. The company was a leader in global exploration consulting and was responsible for several important discoveries globally such as Bernic Lake Tantalum mine in Canada, Jabiluka Uranium Mine in Australia, and Mount Muro in Indonesia, along with many others.
Not content with just doing the exploration work, Peter also founded the Howe Exploration and Development Company Limited which operated as a mining contractor. The company’s prime focus was to reopen open old mines, complete new exploration and development studies and then extract value.
Peter passed away in June 2017 at the age of 88. He was a great mentor to his many employees and associates, many of whom are active and respected members of the exploration and mining community today. Peter assisted many through their careers and his memory continues to live on.
CSA Global honours his memory by creating this Bursary in his name.