Our In-House Team
At NNDDC we have a core staff that is responsible for day-to-day business responsibilities, including the creation and maintenance of joint ventures, revenue sharing agreements, and limited partnerships - to name a few. Please see below for their profiles.
Greg Finnegan, Ph.D, M.A, B.A Honours
Greg Finnegan has over thirty years of professional experience in socio-economic and environmental analysis and in business and project management. Over the past few months Greg has transitioned from NNDDC Board member to Managing Director and then to the CEO's position as he reorganized and repositioned the corporation. He has worked in the private and public sectors with experience in land development and environmental technology assessment, in statistical and environmental research and analysis as well as public facilitation, consultation, and communications. Greg has extensive project design and management experience as well as university teaching and research expertise. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from York University in Geography and has taught in universities across Canada. Greg maintains a hand in researching and writing on Aboriginal labour issues in Northern Canada.
In the language of Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point), Greg has been called a three-tool consultant, a maven (subject matter expert), a connector (networking) and a salesman. Greg has extensive experience in the analysis and use of socio-economic data and its dissemination in evidence-based policy making in business and in government and its application in sustainable development projects. Under his direction, the Yukon Bureau of Statistics initiated unique projects including an internet-based data liberation project that can be used by consultants anywhere, who are working on Yukon socio-economic research issues (see: http://sewp.gov.yk.ca) and a socio-economic studies conference Polar Statistics: Labour and Demography in a Cold Land. As well, he launched a first of its kind longitudinal High School exit survey and managed a five-year run of the Yukon Business and Labour Survey. The business survey database creates a substantial baseline for understanding a wide range of issues regarding the Yukon's economy and labour market, including First Nation's participation in the private sector, and women in business as well as labour demand and retention, while the Yukon High School exit survey creates the base line for understanding the transition of Yukon's youth from High School into the labour market.
Andrijana Djokic, M.E.S Candidate, i.B.A.
Andrijana Djokic has over 5 years of experience in Indigenous Relations, both in Canada and abroad. She completed an i.B.A degree in Political Science at York University during which she also studied abroad at the University of Tromso in International Indigenous Law and at the University of Copenhagen in Conflict Studies and Environmental Policy. In addition to her work with NNDDC, Andrijana is currently completing her Master's in Environmental Studies with a specialization in Indigenous Community Planning. Upon graduation she will be an accredited planner under the Canadian Planning Institute. Andrijana's specializations concentrate on the importance of community-led planning in the creation and longevity of self-determined economies. Andrijana also has experience in creative GIS-mapping and social impact assessments through interactive story-telling processes.