The NWT Loses a Leader

The Northwest Territories has lost a leader with the passing of Bob Gannicott on August 03.

“True leaders don’t just do things right, they do the right things.  Bob Gannicott was that kind of man.  He did the right things while always being respectful of others,” said Richard Morland, President of the NWT Chamber of Commerce and a former industry colleague of Mr. Gannicott.

He had a vision for creating a world class home grown Canadian diamond company and brought Dominion Diamond Corporation into being as the vehicle to deliver on the possibilities of that vision.

Bob had a single-minded commitment to the North and to the diamond industry that is so important to the economy of the North. He believed that the industry was of the North, for the benefit of Northerners and that it should be run by people living in the North. That’s why Bob lived in Yellowknife and why Dominion Diamond Corporation’s Head Office was located in Yellowknife, as he promised it would be when Dominion was formed.

Bob contributed to the evolution of the NWT economy, training northerners for employment in the mining sector in conjunction with other mine companies and the Mine Training Society. 

“While he travelled the globe advancing investment in Dominion’s properties and the NWT, he always held dearly to the principle of respect for others.  It didn’t matter where he was on the planet he always returned phone calls and e-mails.  He was always busy and always accessible at the same time.  That’s a tough balance to maintain.  But Bob was like that,” added Morland.

“We have lost a great business leader and even better friend.” 

The NWT Chamber of Commerce offers its condolences to Bob’s family, his friends and his many colleagues.

For more information contact:
Richard Morland
867 445 1505

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