Johannesburg, South Africa — 28 August 2013 – AIM-quoted diamond mining and development company Firestone Diamonds has announced the appointment of Stuart Brown as an executive director of the company with effect from 2 September 2013.
A company announcement issued here says Tim Wilkes, the company’s current CEO, will stand down from his role on 30 November 2013, and Brown will assume the role of CEO from 1 December 2013. Wilkes will remain with the company as an executive director.
Brown is a former joint acting CEO, and chief finance officer of the De Beers Group having been an employee for 20 years;
In 2001 he was appointed general manager for De Beers Geological Services in South Africa. This move led to his head of finance role for all De Beers companies in South Africa and then to the post of CFO of De Beers Consolidated Mines. In 2006, Stuart was appointed De Beers Group CFO.
In August 2010, subsequent to the De Beers Group CEO leaving, Stuart was appointed Acting Joint CEO to run the entire De Beers Group in tandem with his CFO duties.
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