Gem-A seeks new CEO

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The world’s longest-established gemmological teaching institute, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), has announced it is now seeking a new chief executive officer to spearhead its continued growth.

In a statement Gem-A said the successful applicant will have proven management skills and a high level of experience in gemmology or a closely related field. They will oversee the day-to-day running of the organisation, the development and provision of education, the management of the membership and media departments, and work closely with the elected board to develop and deliver a strategic plan.

The new CEO will also ensure that all of the Association’s legal, financial, and other governance requirements are met.

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In addition, the role will include representing the Association internationally at gemmological conferences, gem industry trade shows, and relevant organizations and committees.

A registered UK Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee, Gem-A can trace its history back more than 100 years. The Association provides gemmological education and examinations internationally, with teaching centres in 17 different countries and online distance learning provision worldwide.

The incumbent interim CEO, Nick Jones, was hired by the Gem-A Council in October 2015 to steer Gem-A through its fourth quarter and to guide the recruitment process for a permanent chief executive.

Nigel Israel, chairman of the Council, comments: “The position of CEO will provide a great opportunity for an energetic person to further their career as they lead the Association into an ever expanding international presence, where its Members are universally recognized as highly educated modern gemmologists.”

For more information on the Chief Executive position and how to apply, visit the Recruitment section of the Gem-A website (

Deadline for receipt of completed application forms is February 19 2016.


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