GEM DIAMONDS APPOINTS EX-RIO TINTO EXEC AS CHAIRMAN
Gem Diamonds has appointed Harry Kenyon-Slaney, formerly energy CEO and diamonds and minerals CEO at Rio Tinto, as its new Chairman. According to Gem Konnect, Kenyon-Slaney’s appointment will become effective after June 6. Gem Diamonds current CEO, Roger Davis, will step down.
According to Gem Konnect, Kenyon-Slaney is “a geologist by training [and] currently a senior adviser to business management consultant McKinsey & Co. He has more than 33 years of experience in the mining industry, principally with mining giant Rio Tinto”.
Prior to his tenure as was energy CEO and diamonds and minerals CEO at Rio Tinto, Kenyon-Slaney was “CEO of Rio Tinto listed subsidiary Energy Resources of Australia and copper miner Palabora Mining Company operations GM in South Africa”.