London, England — MININGREVIEW.COM — 14 February, 2008 – Gem Diamonds Limited has announced the appointment of Alistair Croll as managing director of Kimberley Diamond Company NL, which was acquired by Gem Diamonds Limited in November 2007. The appointment takes effect on 25 February, 2008.

Alistair  has extensive experience in the resources industry, both in Australia and internationally.

After graduating from the University of Witwatersrand with a degree in mining engineering, he commenced a 17 year career with De Beers. During this period he worked at a number of De Beers alluvial, open-cut and underground operations in a variety of roles including operational, project, technical and senior management.

Most recently Alistair was the chief operating officer for Consolidated Minerals Limited in Australia, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s manganese, chromite and nickel operations.

He will be based in Kimberley Diamond Company’s Perth office, where he will play a critical role in developing the Ellendale Mine to its full potential.