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Andrew Bone

Executive Director, Responsible Jewellery Council 

Andrew Bone is the Executive Director of the Responsible Jewellery Council. He has almost forty years of experience in the international diamond industry through his work for The De Beers Group of Companies.

Andrew was previously De Beers’ Head of Government and Industry Relations. In this role he contributed to the development and implementation of the Kimberley Process, co-founded the Diamond Development Initiative, served on the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and was vice president of the World Diamond Council. Andrew also managed a ground-breaking partnership between the World Health Organisation and De Beers in the campaign to eradicate polio. He began his career with De Beers as a rough diamond expert in central Africa.

Andrew was a visiting lecturer at Westminster University’s business school, and is an alumni member of the University of Cambridge programme for industry.