Executive director Andrew Bone steps down from RJC

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced Andrew Bone will be stepping down as its executive director, effective 27 March 2019.

Bone has been in the role since the spring of 2015. Under his leadership, RJC
membership doubled and the organization said it has “laid the foundations for sustainable growth in the future”.

Bone said: “It has been a pleasure and a rare privilege to have served this unique organisation as executive director We have undertaken the review of our standards and laid
the ground for the inclusion of coloured gems and silver. In addition, we have grown the
management team and provided them with the resources to build on past success as we
look ahead to a successful future.”

David Bouffard, chair of the RJC, added: “We are grateful for Andrew’s leadership at the Responsible Jewellery Council in supporting the continuous improvement in the integrity of the global jewellery supply chain.His vision has further established the Responsible Jewellery Council as the standards and certification organization for the global jewellery industry. The Board offers our sincere thanks to Andrew for his commitment and service.”

The RJC board of directors said it has begun a global search to identify the best possible successor “to ensure a smooth transition”.

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