Darrell K. Beaulieu
Chief Executive Officer
Darrell Beaulieu was born and raised in Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories and has served three terms as the Chief of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, whose traditional territory surrounds the capital area. In October 2005,
Darrell was appointed President and CEO of Denendeh Investments Incorporated by its Board of Directors. Prior to being appointed to DII, Mr. Beaulieu was the founding President of Deton’Cho Corporation and Deton’Cho Diamonds. Mr. Beaulieu has been employed or self-employed in various aspects of mineral exploration in the NWT for many years and has served on both the Mine Training Society and NWT Chamber of Mines Boards of Directors.
At present, Darrell is on the Board of Directors of the NWT Law Foundation, Northland Utilities (Yellowknife & NWT), and since 2005 was appointed the Chair of the Northwest Territories Business Development Corporation (BDIC) by the Government of the Northwest Territories.
He also serves as Chairman of the Akaitcho Business Development Corporation. As President and CEO, Mr. Beaulieu provides the leadership, vision and public presence for DII.
Chief Operating Officer
In the thirty plus years that Margaret Gorman has lived in the Northwest Territories she has worked for the Dene. First hired as Executive Assistant to former Dene Nation President Georges Erasmus and holding various positions within the Dene Nation including, Officer Manager, Finance Manager, Acting Executive Director and Special Projects Manager while Dene Nation was under the leadership of Georges Erasmus, Stephen Kakfwi and Bill Erasmus.
In 1997 she was asked by the Dene Nation to become the full time General Manager of the Denendeh Development Corporation (DDC), an economic arm of the Dene Nation, where she worked directly for John Bekale. Margaret has been instrumental in structuring Denendeh Investments Limited Partnership and building it into a multi-million dollar corporation, working directly for Darrell Beaulieu.
During her tenure as General Manager and now as Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Gorman has assisted in the development and management of complex business ventures in oil and gas, mining, communications and real estate. As Chief Operating Officer, Margaret oversees all operational aspects of DII.
David Stokes, CA
Chief Financial Officer
David Stokes joined Denendeh Investments Inc. in June 2012. Prior to joining DII, David worked in public practice providing a broad range of financial services including: audit services, financial reporting, personal and corporate income taxes and special consulting engagements. David qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011. He was invited to mark the Chartered Accountants’ Uniform Final Examination in Montreal in October 2011. Prior to obtaining the CA designation, David graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2008. David also has an Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma (Automation) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. As CFO, David oversees all financial aspects of DII.
Senior Finance Officer
Executive Assistant (Operations)