RAPAPORT… The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has appointed Katherine
Chappell as its special adviser for ethical issues.
Chappell (pictured), a longstanding member of the LDB, has worked in
the gemstone industry for more than 20 years and is a specialist in fair-trade
principles, the exchange said.
“For the LDB, this means we can enhance our conversations
around responsible sourcing and engage in a more relevant dialogue, at the same
time as strengthening the bourse’s understanding of specialist issues,” said
Victoria McKay, the LDB’s chief operating officer.
“There are clear opportunities for the London Diamond Bourse
in this area,” Chappell said. “I am excited about the prospect of working with
the management team and clarifying the industry’s fair-trade principles.”