Victoria McKay has given notice that she is stepping down as chief operating officer of London Diamond Bourse (LDB), after six years in the position.
Bourse president Alan Cohen credited McKay with playing a key role in positioning the LDB as a progressive bourse worldwide transforming the “inwardly focused private members club into a respected professional trade association with a global profile”.
McKay will remain in the short term to help move the exchange to its new location, after which she will work as a consultant to help manage the launch.
Cohen said: “On behalf of the Council of Management, I would like to thank [Victoria] for many significant achievements; not least the past three years of all-consuming work while she headed our team to find a new suitable home for the LDB. The trade will never know just what a mammoth task this has been.
“Again, we cannot thank Victoria enough for the dedication, passion and enthusiasm she has given to our organisation and, we wish her very best of luck in her exciting new chapter.”
Stacey Aylott will take over the reins of the day to day running of the bourse, and has been promoted from executive assistant to operations manager.