Richard (Dick) Jessop is an executive with extensive background in the energy industry and expertise in the development and execution of projects. He currently holds the position of Director of Hydro Thermal Projects for Ontario Power Generation. He has served as the Chair of the Ontario Construction User Council and Chair of the Construction Project Improvement Conference in Austin, Texas Richard was the Project Director for extensions to hydroelectric assets in northern Ontario, which was developed in partnership with local First Nations. He was involved in the development of the First Nations Agreements and sat on the Ontario Power Generation (OPG)/Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN) Partnership Advisory Committee.
Michael Templeton, Director
Michael Templeton, a lawyer who has been practicing law in the business and tax area for more than 30 years. He is a partner at McMillan LLP and is a co-chair of the firm’s Aboriginal tax group. Michael regularly provides strategic, tax and business advice to his clients on major transactions and everyday operational issues. Over the past few years, Michael has assisted a number of First Nations in structuring and implementing the acquisition of major infrastructure projects, including hydroelectric power facilities and transmission lines. Michael has argued cases before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He is an avid pilot who loves the outdoors and is always looking for an excuse to go flying, camping or hiking.
Pamela Quitte, Director
Pamela Quitte is a proud resident of Gamètì, where she was born and raised until moving to Behchokò˛ to attend high school. A recent graduate from Grande Prairie College, with a certificate in Office Administration, Pamela is excited about her appointment to the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation Board. Being the youngest member of the Board, Pamela is eager to learn from other members of the Board. With the new knowledge gained from this experience, Pamela hopes to contribute to her community and work place, and have a positive impact on the well-being of the Tłı̨chǫ community. Pamela’s interests include working with the youth, sports and spending quality time with her family. The future at the Tłı̨chǫ Investment Corporation is very bright and she is happy to be a part of the future growth of the company.
Travis Washie, Director
Travis Washie is from Wekweètì, got started in his mining career over a decade ago with I&D Management Services Ltd. Originally employed as a Haul Truck Driver Trainee at Diavik, his hard work, dependability and equipment operating skills allowed him to move up the ranks. In September 2012, Travis was transferred to Tłı˛ Cho˛ Logistics Inc. and continued on at Diavik as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Travis’ positive approach, attitude towards others, and his desire to continually learn and be challenged, positioned him as a mentor and role model. As a result, in December 2014, he was promoted to Lead Hand, a position he currently holds. Travis is a graduate of Aurora College’s Aboriginal Leadership Development Program. He was also a member of the Wekweètì Community Government Council from 2005-2009.