Former vice-chairman Pravin Pattni to take up the position.
The National Association of Goldsmiths (N.A.G) has promoted Pravin Pattni to become its new chairman.
Pattni, owner of Minar Jewellers, will take the position after two years of being vice-chairman of the council.
Born in Kenya, Pattni described how he never really had aspirations to be a jeweller. “I always wanted to be a scientist or a doctor, but after the sudden death of my father there was no-one to take care of his jewellery business in Kenya,” he said.
Pattni came to England in 1974 and started his business from scratch. After passing his FGA and DGA in 1983, Pattni expanded into the diamond business. He joined the N.A.G. in 1998, first becoming a council member and then joining the board.
CEO Michael Hoare said that he is excited about the appointment. “Everyone at the N.A.G. is really pleased that Pravin is taking the role of chairman, and I thoroughly look forward to working with him over the coming years,” he commented.