NAG and BJA heads also named CIBJO vice presidents

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Michael Rawlinson and Simon Rainer join Willie Hamilton in roles.

The chief executives of the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) and British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) have been appointed as vice presidents within the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO).

The NAG’s chief executive Michael Rawlinson and the BJA’s chief executive Simon Rainer have been given key roles within CIBJO’s Sector B, which covers areas of the jewellery business related to distribution, including retailing, and Sector C, which covers jewellery manufacturing, technology and precious metals.

Rainer, who already was serving as a Sector C vice president, has been appointed as executive vice president of CIBJO’s Sector C. Michael Rawlinson was appointed as the third vice president of CIBJO’s Sector B, working alongside the Company of Master Jewellers’ chief executive Willie Hamilton, whose role was announced separately last week. All three will run both their main roles and CIBJO roles in parallel.

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CIBJO president Gaetano Cavalieri said: "Our objective in making these appointments is to inject new momentum and proven ability into these sectors, in order to increase their range of activities and improve the level of service that we provide the industry.

"All three men are experienced industry association managers, and possess the knowledge and ability necessary to initiate and sustain change in a representative body like CIBJO. Furthermore, the dialogue that they engage in and their close working relationship will enhance the sectors’ ability to address issues of common concern."
 

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