About Us

Established in 2001, Xatśūll Development Corporation, in “limited partnership” with the Xatśūll First Nation, is a business development company, focused on leveraging traditional First Nations territorial rights & title through developing, partnering/owning and managing sustainable and profitable business ventures. Based in the beautiful and “resource rich” Cariboo region of British Columbia, Xatśūll Development Corporation is actively involved in the area’s forestry, mining, oil & gas, transportation, construction, and agriculture sectors.


Howard Campbell
Chief Executive Officer

Howard is a proud member of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and the Chief Executive Officer of the Xatśūll Development Corporation. He obtained the CPA – CMA accounting designation in 1998 and he received a Master of Business Administration degree in 2006.

Howard has been employed in high level roles in First Nation organizations and for-profit entities for the past two decades.

Currently, Howard’s main focus is First Nation business development as the federal funding agreements are not able to meet the needs of First Nation organizations. Through business development bands, such as Xatśūll First Nation, will be able to generate income, employment and opportunities for its members.

The opportunity is now upon First Nations to partake in business opportunities within their respective reserve lands and traditional territories.


Thomas Phillips
General Manager

Thomas is a member of Xatśūll First Nation and has been the General Manager of the Xatśūll Development Corporation, since 2018.

He has been employed in the forestry sector, mining sector and started working for the Xats’ull First Nation in 2003 as the Taxation Coordinator.  Thomas was also a member of Xatśūll First Nation Chief and Council for eight years.

He is currently focussing on helping create viable business development opportunities and managing the partnerships that have been negotiated by XDC.

Thomas' goal for XDC is to help create well-paying long-term jobs for Xats’ull community members.


Ray Sanders
Board President

Ray E. Sanders is the President of the board for the  Xatśūll Development Corporation. He has a Ph. D. in Occupational and Adult Education as well as a Master of Science in Technical Education and a Bachelor of Science in Trade and Industry.

He has previously worked as the Executive Director of Thompson Rivers University's Williams Lake Campus and Regional Centres, as well as the Washington Statewide Campus Director of Chapman University for all academic campuses in Washington, the Vice President at Clover Park Technical College and Vice President at Lewis Clark State College after having previously worked as a Professor at Oklahoma State University and being a community college instructor.

Sanders is the current president of the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce and is the President of OneSand Consulting Corporation. He has experience in Board Governance, Policy & Procedure having served on numerous governance boards and public policy task forces.