Dominion Diamond Corp said that Robert Gannicott has retired as Chairman, with Jim Gowans appointed as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors with immediate effect. Gannicott will remain as a director of the company. Gowans was appointed to the Board of Directors on January 13. He has extensive operational experience in many aspects of the mining industry, including exploration, major projects, operations and human resources as well as extensive leadership experience both in Canada and internationally. Gannicott headed the firm for 12 years.
Dominion is the world’s third largest producer of rough diamonds by value. It operates the Ekati diamond mine and also owns 40% of the Diavik diamond mine which are both located in the Northwest Territories in Canada.