Diamond company, De Beers Group has announced three new additions to its Executive Committee.
Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said, “As we position De Beers to capture the opportunities presented by a rapidly changing world, our growth is dependent on adding new voices to our senior leadership.
Cleaver welcomed Ann Cormack who will succeed Arthur Hewett as Executive Head, Human Resources, as of October 2017, David Prager who joins the Executive Committee as Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, and Nancy Liu, who joins as Chief Operating Officer, Forevermark.
“I’m delighted to welcome Ann, David and Nancy to the De Beers Group Executive Committee and I look forward to the contributions they will make. They each bring distinct perspectives, insights and experience that will propel De Beers forward in our mission to connect millions of people around the world with their diamond moments,” said Cleaver.
According to the diamond company, Cormack will join De Beers from Rolls-Royce, where she is responsible for international business development, country-level strategy implementation, government relations and the international corporate presence.
“Ann brings an impressive track record to De Beers and is passionate about the development of people and business,” said Cleaver.
Prager, who is currently Head of Corporate Affairs for De Beers Group, will continue to lead the global Corporate Affairs team in safeguarding consumers’ confidence in diamonds, building strong relationships with stakeholders and communities.
“David has led the transformation of De Beers’ reputation over the past decade, making us a more open, engaged and progressive company with strong relationships and a compelling brand proposition.”
And lastly, Nancy, who is currently stations as Head of Forevermark, Asia-Pacific, will lead the future development of Forevermark, working with teams in consumer markets around the world to drive the global growth of the brand. She will also retain responsibility for Forevermark in China and Hong Kong,
“Nancy has built a strong demand-base in China for Forevermark, and will bring her track record for delivery into her new global role as we continue our journey toward establishing Forevermark as the world’s leading diamond brand,” Cleaver concluded.