Charles J. Elbourne, MBA

President & CEO

Charles has over 45 years experience in the investment industry, including 25 years involvement in mineral exploration and mining originally starting with St. Anthony Resources Inc., TLC Explorations Inc., and more recently, TRI.


Charles has demonstrated considerable expertise in: (a) identifying and negotiating the rights to exploration properties, including the properties optioned by TRI; and (b) assembling management and operational teams, including geological and mining experts.

Charles started his career in the investment industry at Nesbitt Thompson Securities Ltd., while he continued with post-graduate studies at the University of Ottawa. After completing his B. Comm., Charles obtained his Diploma in Management Sciences, including a Masters in Business, with a concentration in Finance and Philosophy.

During that time, he also completed his course in Securities Analysis from the New York Institute of Finance. Subsequently, he spent 10 years as a Director and Resident Sales Manager of Deacon Hodgson, a national brokerage firm, and four years with Burns Fry, Yorkton and St. Lawrence Securities.

Upon resigning from St. Lawrence Securities, Charles established his own financial planning firm, Tax Advantages Inc. (a registered mutual fund dealer), C. J. Elbourne Securities Inc. (a licensed Securities Dealer), Greentree Insurance Agency Ltd., and Markinch Capital Corp. (“MCC”), a merchant bank.