Michael Rawlinson has today tendered his resignation as chief executive officer of the National Association of Jewellers to pursue other interests.
In his letter of resignation he said: “I have achieved what I set out to do when I joined the NAG Four years ago, the possibility of joining together the two jewellery industry trade bodies arose. From this moment the prize of unifying the BJA and NAG was the goal.
“The NAJ is now ready to do its work as the single voice and leading trade body for the industry.”
Michael Rawlinson was named the chief executive officer of the NAJ in July 2015, being chosen to lead the NAG and BJA unification party after a comprehensive selection process.
Rawlinson’s job was to bring the NAJ and BJA together as quickly as possible, and to implement the vision and plans for the newly formed Association.
On his resignation, NAJ chairman Simon Johnson, comments: “Michael has done a great job bringing together two organisations and two locations, as well as moving the London office to an ideal site in the heart of creative Clerkenwell.
“Change of this size is no easy task and he has achieved it with the support and backing of his team and the NAJ National Committee. We wish him well in his next challenge.”