Vale David Gamson | Former Chairman
26 August 2013
The directors and Boyce team were saddened to receive the news that David Gamson, a former chairman of the firm, passed away on 13 August 2013 following a long period of ill-health.
Gammo (as we at Boyce knew him) succeeded Jack Morrow as the firm’s second independent chairman in July 1994, a position he held until 2000.
As a retired audit partner with Price Waterhouse, Gammo quickly put his distinctive stamp on the chairman role and it soon became clear to the directors how fortunate the firm was to have someone of his calibre on board.
Gammo chaired the directors' meetings and met with the Boyce team annually. He provided advice and support to the team at these meetings and offered constructive feedback to the home office directors on issues that he believed required attention. Most importantly he reminded us of the importance of saying ’thank you’ and of the appreciation and goodwill that this simple response could elicit.
The firm experienced enormous change during Gammo’s time - the Goulburn office was established; Doug Treloar, one of the first partners of the firm, passed away suddenly; a new building for the Dubbo office was built; and Mick Boyce, the firm’s founding partner, retired.
Throughout these years Gammo provided wise counsel and valuable input to help ensure, as a firm, we were able to navigate our way through the changes to achieve considerable growth and expansion. That this was achieved without compromising the important and unique cultural elements that underpin Boyce and the relationships between us all, was largely due to Gammo. His focus on the importance of people will be a lasting legacy to Boyce.
Since retiring as independent chairman, Gammo remained in contact and attended many of our firm celebrations where he was always kind enough to share a few more words of wisdom.
Our thoughts are with his wife Lyn and family at this sad time.
Vale David Gamson.