Executive director of business development and marketing at the CMJ, Lucy Reece-Raybould, has announced she will be leaving both the business and the jewellery industry.
Reece-Raybould, who has worked at the buying group for the past ten years, will wave goodbye to the CMJ and the trade on May 17, 2019.
Following a sparkling career in jewellery, Reece-Raybould will now move to the footwear trade to head up the British Footwear Association in the role of chief exec.
CMJ chairman, Michael Aldridge, comments: “Lucy has played a key role in helping CMJ to establish itself as the leading buying group for independent jewellery and watch retailers in the UK, and she leaves with the blessings of the Board.”
The CMJ has already begun the search for her successor.
“We have started the recruitment process and will ensure that we will recruit the best person to work alongside the board and take us to the next level. That person must come with grit and vision and be prepared to lobby our members’ best interests and help to maintain and improve the fantastic working relationships members and suppliers now enjoy,” says Aldridge.