Council goes global in the hunt for "strategic vision and leadership".

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is on the search for a new chief executive to provide "strategic vision and leadership" to guide the next chapter of the organisation’s development.

The London-based organisation said it is seeking an individual that will focus on engaging internationally with key market influencers and other contacts relevant to the jewellery industry, with India and China as priorities, while working closely with the RJC office in London.


At present, Catherine Sproule is serving as interim CEO of the RJC, however the organisation said that it is seeking an individual to "continue to advance its mission" to be the recognised standards and certification organisation for supply chain integrity and sustainability in the global jewellery industry.

RJC chairman James Courage said: "As an international organisation that has been committed to the integrity of the jewellery and watch supply chain for nearly a decade, RJC must periodically go through intense self-assessment. The organisation must evolve with the changing needs of the consumer and supply chain.”

Applicants are now being sought for the role and the position description is available upon request from the RJC.

Those wishing to submit potential candidates or discuss the necessary qualifications for the position in confidence are asked to refer to the posting relating to the role on LinkedIn or contact the RJC’s chief executive of its recruitment committee Michael Allchin at

The RJC recently launched its new Code of Practices, which outline its approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues from mine to retail and the growing importance of responsible supply chains.