YELLOWKNIFE, NT, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation
(TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company" or "Dominion") announces that the
board of directors has granted Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, medical leave of absence to undergo important
treatment which is expected to continue until mid- February next year.
While Mr. Gannicott is undergoing treatment, current lead director and
long standing board member Dan Jarvis will assume the role of Acting
Chairman and will be supported in this role by Audit Committee Chairman
Ollie Oliveira who has extensive experience in the diamond mining
industry. During this period, Brendan Bell, currently Executive Vice
President, will assume the role of Acting Chief Executive. Brendan will
be supported in this role by the appointment of Elliot Holland as Vice
President responsible for the Jay Project and Business Development.
The appointment of Mr. Holland will be instrumental as the Company
continues to advance the Jay Project which, beyond Misery and Pigeon,
represents the future at Ekati.
Prior to joining Dominion, Elliot Holland was a partner at McKinsey &
Company serving mining clients, including diamond mines, on operations,
strategy and capital projects. Mr. Holland holds a BSE in civil and
environmental engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from
About Dominion Diamond Corporation
Dominion Diamond Corporation is a Canadian diamond mining company with
ownership interests in two major producing diamond mines. Both mines
are located in the low political risk environment of the Northwest
Territories in Canada.
The Company operates the Ekati Diamond Mine through its 88.9% ownership
as well as a 65.3% ownership in the surrounding areas
containing additional resources, and also owns 40% of the Diavik
Diamond Mine. It supplies rough diamonds to the global market through
its sorting and selling operations in Canada, Belgium and India and is
the world's third largest producer of rough diamonds by value.
SOURCE Dominion Diamond Corporation
Mr. Richard Chetwode, Vice President, Corporate Development - +44 (0) 7720-970-762 or firstname.lastname@example.org