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Firestone Diamonds strengthens board with new members

23 june 2014

Firestone Diamonds has appointed two new board members, Ken Owen, as an independent non-executive director and Niall Young as a nominated non-executive director.
The company also announced that Julian Treger had stepped down fr om the board to focus on his other business interests.
“The changes to Firestone's Board are in line with our strategy as we position the Company to successfully execute the construction of the Main Treatment Plant at the Liqhobong Diamond Mine following completion of the project financing in May 2014,” said company chairperson Lucio Genovese.
Firestone said Owen had over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. 
He held a number of management positions at De Beers before joining Anglo American, wh ere he held a number of senior management positions, culminating with his appointment as Senior Vice President of Anglo American South Africa.
Firestone said Young had over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. 
He previously worked for Anglo American and De Beers.
Young was also chief executive of diamond mining and exploration company, Mantle Diamonds between 2011 and 2014.  

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished