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.


Iris Van der Veken

Executive Director


Anne-Marie Fleury

Director, Standards, Assurance and Impacts


Chinelo Etiaba

Director, Membership Services

Edward Johnson

Director, Business Development

About Iris
Iris 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.
About Anne-Marie
Anne-Marie has 18 years’ experience working on environmental, social and corporate governance in the mining and jewellery sector. She’s worked with many organizations: from industry associations and multi-national companies to NGOs and artisanal miners. Anne-Marie is part of the senior management team at RJC and is responsible for standard-setting, assurance and impacts.
About Chinelo
Chinelo is responsible for the strategic direction of RJC’s global membership operations including recruitment and retention processes as well as training services. She ensures that members’ expectations are met within the parameters of RJC’s policies, procedures and resources.
About Edward
Edward is responsible for the strategic direction of RJC’s business development team which aims to raise awareness, profile and membership of the council. He trained as a gemmologist and has worked in the gem and jewellery industry since 1993.


Maria Mursell

Senior Manager, Member and Stakeholder Training

Ged de Meyer

Head of Communications and Marketing

Kinjal Shah

Regional Director, India and Middle East

Peter Dawkins

Assistant Manager, Assurance and Standards

About Maria
Maria manages RJC’s member training and support, responding to all queries to the RJC help desk. Maria also manages the mandatory training for RJC accredited auditors. She comes to the RJC with a background in sustainable development evaluations and responsible sourcing. Maria speaks fluent Spanish.
About Ged
Ged manages the RJC’s global internal and external communications efforts, including trade and consumer media relations, events and RJC member communications. Ged also manages the RJC’s social media channels.
About Kinjal
Kinjal is based in India 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.
About Peter
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.


Bethan Robson-Herbert

Senior Manager, Assurance & Impacts

Jelena Malceva

Manager, Operations

Andrew Cooper

Manager, Standards

Monica Staniaszek

Manager, Assurance

About Bethan
Bethan manages the RJC certification process, including the technical review of audit reports to ensure compliance with the RJC’s certification procedures. She is also responsible for managing RJC’s monitoring & evaluation program, designed to evaluate RJC’s impact in the jewellery supply chain.
About Jelena
Jelena manages RJC’s day-to-day operations across HR (Assoc CIPD), Finances and Governance departments. In addition, Jelena oversees all security, employment and insurance policies and procedures at the RJC. Jelena speaks fluent Lithuanian and Russian.
About Andrew
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.
About Monica
Monica’s role focuses on managing the oversight programme with RJC accredited audit firms, updating the RJC Assessment Manual with the latest audit methodology, managing RJC’s compliance with the ISEAL Assurance Code and facilitating the RJC Assurance Committee.


George Deslandes

Membership Services Coordinator

Brandee Dallow

North America Business Development Consultant

About George
George is the first point of call for all things related to general membership enquiries, members fees and member on-boarding. If you have any questions about your membership or are interested in becoming a member, please feel free to contact George.
About Brandee
Brandee is based in New York and working closely with Edward Johnson on business development efforts in the Northern American region. Brandee is an award-winning, strategic, communications executive specialising in luxury brands, products and services.

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