Management Team

The RJC Management Team functions as the RJC secretariat, responsible for membership, standards development, communications, auditor accreditation and certification administration.  The team works with the RJC Board, Committees and a wide range of external stakeholders to support the design and implementation of a credible certification program for the jewellery supply chain.

 

 

 

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Andrew Bone, Executive Director

Andrew joined the RJC in June 2015 as Executive Director. He is responsible for setting out the mission, vision and values of the RJC, working with its management and Executive Committee to develop and review the direction of the organisation, and establishing stakeholder and industry relationships to promote its objectives.

Andrew brings with him 38 years of experience in the international diamond industry working for the De Beers Group of Companies. He began his career as a rough diamond expert and went on to travel extensively with De Beers, including six years living and working in central Africa. He went on to serve in the company’s Sales Department and also managed a ground-breaking partnership between the World Health Organisation and De Beers in the campaign to eradicate polio.

For the last 15 years, he was De Beers’ Group Head of Government & Industry Relations, where – among other things – he contributed to the development and implementation of the Kimberley Process, co-founded the Diamond Development Initiative, served on the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and was Vice President of the World Diamond Council.

In addition, Andrew was a visiting lecturer at Westminster University’s Business School and is an alumni member of Cambridge University’s Programme for Industry.

 

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Anne-Marie Fleury, Director, Standards and Impacts

Anne-Marie has 15 years’ experience working on environmental, social and corporate governance in the mining sector. Most recently as a freelance consultant and Associate with Futureye, she worked with the World Bank as well as with individual companies in the engineering and pharmaceutical sectors on ‘social license to operate’. Previously, she spent nearly 10 years with the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) working to define sustainability principles, reporting and assurance systems and implementation tools for the industry. Stakeholder engagement has been a key part of her work and her experience ranges from direct community consultation to strategic approaches to stakeholder engagement and the development of working partnerships between industry, governments, NGOs, UN groups and the financial sector.

 
Chinelo Etiaba, Director, Membership Services

Chinelo joined the RJC as Membership Coordinator in February 2012 and served as Manager, Member Relations during 2015. In January 2017 Chinelo moved into the role of Director, Membership Services where she is primarily responsible for the strategic direction of RJC’s global member recruitment, retention and training program. She is also responsible for coordinating the RJC membership committee and ensuring that the individual needs of our growing membership are met, within the parameters of our policies, procedures and capacity.
Chinelo worked previously with the Croydon Chamber of Commerce, a branch of the London Chamber of Commerce, where she was responsible for member engagement and improving access to membership benefits. She also served on the management committee of the Lewisham Multi Lingual Advice Service based in London. She holds an MSc. in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London, a BSc. in Political Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and Management qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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Bethan Robson Herbert, Certification and Impacts Manager

Bethan joined the London office of the RJC in August 2015 as the Certification and Impacts Manager, responsible for RJC certification, including the technical review of  audit reports to ensure compliance with the RJC’s certification procedures. She is also responsible for managing the organisation’s Monitoring & Evaluation program, to assess and monitor the RJC’s progress towards its objectives, and reporting on the impact of the RJC standards in the jewellery supply chain.

Bethan brings with her 9 years of experience at Bureau Veritas in corporate social responsibility consulting, report assurance, and auditing, having worked with companies across several sectors with challenging sustainability issues to address. Bethan was most recently responsible for the development, implementation and management of global audit programs for consumer goods companies, designed to assess their compliance with international standards and corporate codes of conduct on responsible marketing. She holds a degree Marine and Environmental Biology from the University of St Andrews.

Monica Staniaszek, Assurance Manager

Monica joined the RJC as Assurance Manager in June 2017. Monica is based in the London office and her role focuses on managing the oversight programme and engagement with the 20+ RJC accredited audit firms. In addition to managing RJC’s compliance with the ISEAL Assurance Code, the RJC Accreditation and Certification Committee, collecting assurance data and reporting.

Monica joins with a background in certification, assurance and standards having worked for a number of sustainable standard organisations such as the Soil Association and the Marine Stewardship Council.

In her previous role at the Fairtrade Foundation, Monica managed the Foundation’s UK audit programme as well as leading projects to develop improvements to the assurance system and implementation of new Fairtrade standards.

 

Andrew Cooper, Standards Specialist

Andrew joined the RJC as Standards Specialist in June 2017. Based in the London office, Andrew is responsible for a number of projects and activities associated with the ongoing standards work the RJC is undertaking during 2017-2018.

Andrew has almost 8 years’ experience working within the field of responsible sourcing in the mining and metals industry, particularly in relation to addressing issues relating to so called conflict minerals. Prior to joining RJC, Andrew worked for a non-profit membership based organisation representing the global tin industry where he was responsible for overseeing data management for a minerals traceability and due diligence programme operating in the 3T’s sector. He also contributed to the development of sustainability standards for the tin industry, in addition to playing key roles in other projects related to social and environmental supply chain issues. Andrew holds a bachelors degree in Environmental Management from the University of Bedfordshire.

 

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Maria Mursell, Manager, Member and Stakeholder Training

Maria joined the RJC in May 2014. She is based in the London office and her role focuses on the training opportunities offered to RJC Members on a range of jewellery supply chain areas, as well as the mandatory training for RJC accredited auditors. Maria manages the RJC ‘help desk’, co-ordinating responses to inquiries about RJC standards and the technical side of the certification process.
She comes to the RJC with a background in sustainable development evaluations and responsible sourcing. In her previous role at EcoVadis, she worked on supplier CSR assessments and managed the training of client buyers on the EcoVadis solution, methodology and sustainable sourcing facilitation.
She holds a degree in International Relations and Development from the University of Sussex, and an MA in Law, Development and Globalisation from the School of Oriental and African studies. Maria speaks fluent Spanish.

Kinjal Shah, Regional Manager – India

Kinjal joined RJC in April 2015 and is responsible for establishing the appeal and relevance of the RJC in the Indian market, a major diamond manufacturing region in the world. His role is to engage with different stakeholders within the industry to create awareness and promote the RJC’s profile to encourage and support RJC membership growth, impact and influence in India.

Kinjal has over two decades of experience in compliance with several industries, 15 years of which is within the gem and jewellery industry. Prior to joining the RJC, Kinjal worked at UK based company, MNC, playing a key role in building and strengthening relationships with the mid-stream sector of the jewellery supply chain in India. In addition, Kinjal was also closely aligned with the Global Social Compliance Programme, a business‐driven programme for companies who want to harmonise existing efforts in order to deliver a shared, consistent and global approach for the continuous improvement of working conditions in supply chains.

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 Jelena Malceva, Administration Coordinator

Jelena joined as Administration Coordinator in December 2015. She is based in the London office and her role focuses on the administration of the RJC offices in London, Toronto and Surat; including its governance, finance, HR and IT. In addition Jelena oversees all occupational health and safety, security and employment policies at the RJC.

Prior to joining the RJC, Jelena worked at various charitable membership organisations and business services companies including the Royal College of Pathologists. Jelena has a degree in Public Administration and a degree in Human Rights Law and is fluent in Lithuanian and Russian.

 
Gerhard Humphreys-de Meyer, Communications Coordinator

Gerhard joined the RJC as Communications Coordinator in February 2015. Gerhard is based in the London office and his role is focused on all global internal and external communications efforts for the RJC. This includes trade and consumer media relations, events and member communications.

Gerhard joins the RJC  with a background in travel and technology marketing and communications. In his previous role at a global travel technology provider, Gerhard looked after the internal and external communications strategy and function where he was responsible for managing the image and reputation of the organisation in Europe.

He holds a Communications qualification from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK; an Information Technology qualification in Comprehensive Programming and a Jewellery Retail Management qualification.

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Peter Dawkins, Assurance and Standards Coordinator

Peter joined the RJC as Membership and Certification Coordinator in June 2015. Peter is based in the London office and his role focuses on RJC Assurance and Standards, providing technical support to member, auditors and other RJC stakeholders.

Peter’s background is in the charity sector coming from the commercial department of a national charity. His previous roles have been with an executive agency of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, an environmental media outlet and a volunteer leader for a re-forestation project based in Costa Rica. He holds a bachelor degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex.

George Deslandes, Membership Services Coordinator

George joined the RJC as Member Services Coordinator in July 2017. George is based in the London office and his role focuses on RJC Member Journey and Applications, providing support to members when they first show interest in joining the organisation.

For the last four years, George has worked at The Chartered Quality Institute and International Register of Certificated Auditors in their membership department. Before that, he taught English in South Korea for a year and has worked various other jobs.

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