The RJC’s Board structure reflects the whole-of-supply chain participation of RJC Members.  Elections to the Board are held annually, ensuring representation across the 7 Member Forums and a balance of supply chain interests, from mine to retail, with no one sector dominant.  Membership of the RJC is open to any business in the jewellery supply chain who makes a commitment to assurance of responsible business practices.

RJC’s multi-stakeholder standards development process, involving a range of supply chain participants and stakeholders in the RJC Standards Committee, is a key strength of the Council.


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The RJC Governance Handbook (2012) provides guidance as to how the RJC Memorandum of Association and the Articles of Association are to be implemented, and how the Board and Committees of the Council are run.

The executive functions and day-to-day management of the Council are carried out by the RJC Management Team.

RJC Board of Directors:

  • Chairman: Wilfried Hoerner – Argor-Heraeus SA
  • Vice Chairman: Didier Theraulaz – Piaget
  • Honorary Secretary: Mark Jenkins – Signet Jewelers Limited
  • Honorary Treasurer: Feriel Zerouki – De Beers Group


  • Stephen Lussier – De Beers Group of Companies
  • Daniela Colaiacovo – Goldlake
  • Peter Karakchiev – Public Joint Stock Company ALROSA
  • Alok Kumbhat – Jewelex India Pvt Ltd (Diamond Division
  • Didier Backaert – Bonas & Co.
  • Michael Steinmetz – Leo Schachter Diamonds LLC
  • Larry Drummond – Metalor Technologies SA
  • Ankur Goyal – MMTC-PAMP Pvt Ltd
  • Philipp Reisert – C. Hafner GmbH + Co. KG
  • Saul Rubins – Berker Bros Ltd
  • Thomas Puzone – Vacheron Constantin
  • Mark Hanna – Richline Group, Inc.
  • Bernard Malek – Cartier SA
  • Harriet Kelsall – Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd
  • Eric de Rocquigny – Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Boaz Lev – Gem Lab Services
  • Marijke Achten – HRD Antwerp
  • Sharad Jobanputra – Sequel Logistics Pvt Ltd
  • Stephane Fischler – International Diamond Manufacturers Association
  • Bernadette Pinet-Couq – BJOP
  • Michaël Geelhand de Merxem (Antwerp World Diamond Centre)


RJC Committee Chairs

  • Standards Committee: Ainsley Butler (UL) and Charles Chaussepied (Piaget)
  • Accreditation and Certification Committee:  Jon Phillips (Corona Jewellery Company Ltd)
  • Communications Committee: David Bouffard (Signet)