European director role to help build Canadian diamond firm’s presence.
Former Ti Sento UK country manager Judith Lockwood has been named European director at Canadian diamond company Martin Ross Group.
Lockwood will lead the company’s operations across the UK and Europe, overseeing Martin Ross Group’s diamond brands Canadian Rocks Diamonds and Arctic Circle Diamonds.
She will also work with a number of new brands that Martin Ross Group wishes to bring to market from its portfolio, and will advise on product design for local trends.
Judith Lockwood said of her appointment: “The opportunity that has presented itself to me appeals because of the values of Martin Ross Group and its business. The corporate social responsibility factor is important and really means something very personal to me. It is a business with beautiful diamond brands that has credibility, ethics and a wonderful story.”
As part of its new European strategy, Martin Ross Group is planning to attend a number of UK and European trade shows in 2014 and 2015.
The company’s president and chief operating officer Cameron Gillies said: “We are delighted that Judith Lockwood is joining us as one of the most highly-regarded and respected individuals in the UK jewellery industry and we expect great things from her. We are now looking to drive forward our Canadian diamond brands in the UK and across Europe.”
Martin Ross Group Inc. works to the Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct, supporting ethical mining principles, ensuring only responsibly-derived materials are used in the production of its jewellery. Its brands include Canadian Rocks Diamonds and Arctic Circle Diamonds, the latter of which was launched in collaboration with the Company of Master Jewellers in 2013.
Lockwood will join the company on March 10, having stepped down from her role as UK country manager for Ti Sento and Mi Moneda at IBB Amsterdam. Previous to this, she spent six years as UK sales director for Hearts on Fire and worked at Cartier for more than eight years.