Robert Organ’s previously announced retirement from the role of deputy warden at the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is set to go ahead in October.
His retirement after 21 years with the company was announced this past April.
However, it has now been revealed that Organ will transition into the role of senior hallmarking consultant to the Assay Office.
Stepping into the role of general manager and replacing Organ will be the Assay Office’s Will Evans.
Evans started his career at the Assay Office in 2000 as a lab assistant and progressed through the ranks from process development engineer to systems development manager and technical manager, before becoming superintendent assayer in 2017.
Like Organ, he has also been with the Assay Office for 21 years.
Commenting on his new role, Evans said: “I am extremely happy to be given the opportunity to lead the Assay Office into the next era with a continued focus on the service we offer our customers.
“The last 18 months have been the most challenging for all of us, but we are in great shape to face the future: upholding standards, protecting consumers and innovating in our services.”
Chairman of the Assay Office management board, Neil Carson, said: “Will has been a great asset to the Assay Office for over two decades and I am delighted that he will take on the new role of general manager this autumn.
“He will be responsible for the safe and efficient running of all of the Assay Office facilities (Goldsmiths’ Hall, Greville Street, Heathrow and Allied Gold) while continuing to deliver a first-class service to our customers and expanding our digital offer.
“I am also very pleased that we will continue to benefit from Dr Organ’s expertise and knowledge as we address some of the prevailing challenges that face the UK hallmarking industry.”