The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) has named Anne-Marie Reeves as its new Chairperson for the next two years.
Anne-Marie, who has served on the GC&DC for 10 years, brings vast experience supporting the trade, brands and individuals across the UK and international jewellery industries.
She has previously managed the UK Generic Trade Marketing Programmes for De Beers (DTC) and has been involved in the National Association of Jewellers’ (NAJ) education awards and education programme.
Today, Anne-Marie is the Head of Operations for Sarah Ho London, and also an independent jewellery consultant. She is only the third woman in the GC&DC’s 108-year history to hold the highly-respected position of Chair.
As part of her appointment, Anne-Marie invited fellow GC&DC member and trustee John Ball, to the role of Vice Chair for the next two years.
John, Managing Director of British jewellery company Brown & Newirth, was delighted to accept and continue his support and advocacy for the GC&DC and its activities.
Commenting on the achievements of retiring Chair Peter Crump, Anne-Marie praised Peter’s leadership, enthusiasm and vision for the Council and its annual Craftsmanship and Design Awards amid the challenge of the pandemic.
During an extended three-year tenure, Peter has driven the exploration of ambitious new avenues to communicate and promote the GC&DC and its annual Awards to a wider audience, resulting in the full endorsement and engagement of Awards Patrons and Sponsors for the upcoming 2023 competition.