Suffolk jeweller joins association following NAG and IRV roles.
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has appointed jewellery retailer Jonathan Lambert to its board of directors.
Lambert, previous chairman of the National Association of Goldsmiths and Institute of Registered Valuers, took on the Gem-A role this month. Gem-A described Lambert as the ideal candidate to assist in its continued expansion, following a recent move to new premises in Hatton Garden.
Lambert said of his appointment: “I’m delighted to join the Gem-A at what is an extremely exciting time in the history of the Association. Gem-A is currently going through a period of great expansion and I look forward to supporting them through the changes and challenges ahead. I’ve always been a vocal advocate of education best practice in the jewellery industry and I hope I can continue that role within this new position.”
Lambert will work with the Association alongside the daily running of his own business Jonathan Lambert Fine Jewellers.
Gem-A chief executive James Riley said of the decision to appoint Lambert to the board: "Jonathan’s commitment to improving standards in the industry is almost unmatched. As a long-standing officer of both the NAG and IRV Jonathan has not only worked on improving educational and professional standards, but he’s also a been great representative for the industry, appearing as part of many television and radio broadcasts. We look forward to harnessing Jonathan’s experience as we move into a new and exciting phase in the history of Gem-A."