Joe is a Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Citizen who was born and brought up in the Traditional Territory. Qualified in civil engineering, he has over 20 years experience in the mining and construction industries, half of those in leadership positions with teams of up to 100 people. Joe’s experience has included the Diavik mine as well as hydro dam and gas infrastructure projects. He is known for his vigilance concerning safety and quality. Although he has worked all over Western Canada during his career, he still lives with his family in Dawson City.
McGarry has been in management and leadership roles in business for over 30 years. From entrepreneurial startup, to multinational organizations, he has diverse senior management experience in several industries including retail grocery, water treatment, and oil and gas services. In 2017 McGarry and his wife Kim moved from Calgary to the Yukon to serve in the role of CEO of Chief Isaac Group. They currently live in Mayo, YT where he continues to apply his knowledge and experience in supporting the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Development Corporation.
Before moving to the Yukon, Neil lived in London where he had a 20-year career in marketing and communications. He ran his own consultancy there and held senior management positions with Rolls-Royce, Sky TV and the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Neil lives in the Traditional Territory, downriver from Dawson City where he runs his own management consultancy. He’s worked for Chief Isaac as a consultant for since 2018 and recently carried out the stakeholder review on behalf of the TH Trust.
Kamal has a long and distinguished career of over 20 years in finance and wealth management. In 2009 she co-founded her own specialist investment firm to provide financial expertise and advice to women and their families. She’s also an active Board member of NGOs and charities, and offers mentoring and free advice services to vulnerable women. In 2015 she set up the Kamal Basra Undergraduate Bursary for Aboriginal Students in Science at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC as well as the Kamal Basra Sophia Financial Bursary for Single Mothers at Vancouver YWCA.
Joe has worked in the Yukon public sector for the last 32 years. He has held executive leadership roles with the Yukon Government, Yukon Hospital Corporation and currently with the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations government. Joe has diverse experience ranging across healthcare management; energy, mines and resources; sustainable development and the environment.
In his role as CEO of the Yukon Hospital Corporation, Joe was involved in expanding Yukon’s hospitals to include facilities in Watson Lake and Dawson City.
Joe currently lives in Whitehorse but he enjoys visiting the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in whenever he can.