The Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council (GC&DC) has named Anne-Marie Reeves as its new chair for the next two years as Peter Crump steps down after a three-year tenure.
In her new position, Reeves named her colleague and GC&DC member John Ball as Vice Chair for the next two years. Ball is the managing director of the British jewelry company Brown and Newirth.
Reeves has been with GC&DC for 10 years and has a ‘massive’ track record of supporting trade, brands and individuals in the UK and international jewelery industry.
Today, she is Head of Operations for Sarah Ho London and is also an independent jewelry consultant. She became only the third woman in GC&DC’s 108-year history to serve as chairman.
Previously, she managed UK general trade marketing programs for De Beers (DTC) and participated in the awards and education program of the National Association of Jewelers (NAJ).
Reeves said: “I am honored, proud and thrilled to take on this role. How amazing to be able to promote the many facets of Britain’s truly talented community of designers, artisans and hidden heroes whose gifts are so often overlooked.
“As we strive for excellence in our industry, I look forward to laying a solid foundation and making our Awards prosper to an even wider audience.”