PRESS RELEASE: Alan Hart FGA DGA Steps Down as Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) CEO

Press Release: For immediate release.

Gem-A, London, United Kingdom

The Board & Trustees of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) today announced that Alan Hart has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors has unanimously accepted Alan’s resignation.

For the last eight years, Alan has given Gem-A his leadership, stewardship, network, and positivity to the organisation. The Board would like to take the opportunity to thank Alan for his service to the organisation and wish him every success in his future endeavours.

Gem-A CEO Alan Hart FGA commented: “It has been a privilege to have led the Gemmological Association of Great Britain over the last eight years, providing services to our membership and the wider gems and jewellery industry. I feel fortunate to have been supported by a committed staff team, the Gem-A Board of Trustees, and our international partners. I am immensely proud of all that we have been able to achieve, especially navigating the Association through the challenges of the last few years to where it is today – a strong, resilient, and forward-looking organisation with a flourishing future.”

The Board of Directors & Trustees wish to assure Gem-A students and members that our core mission to provide exceptional education, cutting-edge publications and foster a membership community as we have done since 1908 will continue to be our focus whilst we start a search in finding a replacement CEO for the association.

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For further information, please contact:

Justine Carmody FGA

Chair of Gem-A Board of Trustees (Council)

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About Gem-A

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, or Gem-A, is the world’s longest established provider of gem and jewellery education. Our Gemmology Diploma evolved from the first gem course proposed for the UK jewellery trade in 1908, and our prestigious Gemmology and Diamonds Diplomas — taught in seven different languages and 26 countries around the world — are recognised globally.

Gem-A forms an international community of gem professionals and enthusiasts. We serve the interests of the gem and jewellery industries through high standards of education in our courses and our support for global gemmological research. We also provide various membership opportunities, offer high-quality gemmological instruments, and host a number of educational events throughout the year, as well as two internationally distributed publications, The Journal of Gemmology and Gems&Jewellery.

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