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EVOLUTION

YourDiamonds.comTM is the brainchild of founder Tim Goodman. Tim has diamonds flowing through his veins. His family had been in the diamond business in Sydney, Australia since 1864. Tim established the largest fine art and jewelry auction enterprise in the Southern Hemisphere whilst owning and operating global brands including Bonhams & Goodman and Sotheby’s Australia under license. Since selling his auction houses, Tim has gathered a team of passionate diamond industry veterans, technology innovators, investment bankers, intellectual property lawyers and digital marketing legends to bring his vision to market.

CORPORATE
Fine Art Bourse Australia Pty Limited, trading as YourDiamonds.comTM is a private Australian incorporated company with over thirty shareholders. Our backers include:

Board of Directors

The Board of yourdiamonds.comTM oversees the highest level of corporate governance and good standing.

Advisory Board

” We are creating a carbon neutral democratised and more equitable ecosystem for the diamond industry. We are introducing a new tracking process to identify and exclude conflict diamonds or diamonds sourced under socially unacceptable circumstances.

Our customers are our primary focus. “

who

Board of Directors

Non-Executive Chairman

Jim Fernandez

New York

Jim Fernandez, B.B.A., M.B.A., C.P.A., most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Tiffany & Co responsible for annual sales in excess of $4 billion with a listed market cap of over $12 billion. Tiffany & Co was recently acquired by LVMH for circa USD$14 billion. In 2018 Jim was Non-Executive Chairman of NYSE listed Dun & Bradstreet where he had been a director for fourteen years and a Chairman of its audit committee. 

Non Executive Director

Her Highness Shaikha Dheya bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa

Manama, Bahrain

Her Highness Shaikha Dheya bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa is the President of Riyada Group. She resides as a member of the Board of Sun Capital Investment, the Founder of Saudi Investment Bank and the founder and partner of more than forty Joint Ventures across the MENA region, Europe, Asia and America.

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Tim goodman

Sydney & New York

Tim Goodman was the founding Executive Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia Pty Ltd and founder of Bonhams & Goodman. He is a former Trustee of the Australian Museum Foundation. Tim is the Founder and largest shareholder of YourDiamonds.comTM

Executive director, General Counsel & Company Secretary

Philip Wood

Sydney

Philip Wood B.A. (Syd), Ll.B. (Syd), A.S.I.A., Dip. L.C.F. (Sorbonne) has practiced finance and corporate law in four international jurisdictions. He has also worked as an investment banker in both London and Sydney at Macquarie Bank and more recently has been CEO at two Australian Stock Exchange listed companies.

Advisory Board

Chairman Advisory Board

Richard Chetwode

London

Richard worked as a mining specialist in the City of London engaged in senior executive roles at De Beers, Gem Diamonds and Harry Winston. He is a Non-executive Chairman of Namibian based Trustco Resources which owns the Meya Diamond Mine in Sierra Leone. Richard operates a Corporate Advisory to the diamond sector, including strategy, financing, ESG, sales, marketing and branding.

Chief Information Officer

Jon Inch

London

Jon Inch has managed award winning digital transformation projects at global companies including Christie’s, one of the two largest and oldest fine art & jewelry auction houses in the world. Jon project manages all building of our new technology.

Senior Advisor

Jonathan Kendall

London

Jonathan is currently Executive Vice President of the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and a highly respected corporate advisor to the diamond industry.

He was engaged by De Beers as a senior executive, 2000 – 2020 and recently moved into an independent advisory role developing new businesses. Whilst at De Beers Jonathan developed and operated a range of businesses for the group across the diamond pipeline from rough sales to marketing/brands management to industry services and polished grading.

Head of Europe

Mark Hanna

Antwerp

Mark began his career in R & D & diamond manufacturing at De Beers. He founded Tiffany’s vertically integrated, manufacturing business Laurelton, growing it to more than 3,000 employees in five countries as its Vice President. 

Chief Data Scientist

Dr Nick Fisher

Sydney

Dr. Nick Fisher, MSc, PhD, DSc, AStat, Pstat, is an Hon. Professor of Statistics at the University of Sydney and a former Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO. Nick is responsible for the R & D of the YourDiamonds fin-tech algorithms.

Brand Director + Head of Design

Carl Welsby

Sydney

Carl has 20 years’ experience in design, Carl’s strengths lie in his unwavering pursuit of brand consistency, high design and the creation of effective user friendly UX and UI interfaces. Carl has a Bachelor of Business (Software Design) and Associate Diploma (Graphic Design).

Financial Technology Consultant

Erik Jens

New York

A Fin-tech Advisor based in Amsterdam & New York. Erik was most recently CEO of ABN AMRO’s D & JC division where he managed a multi-billion-dollar loans portfolio, one of the largest diamond and Jewelry trade financing businesses in the world.

Technology Partner

Russel Francis

Perth

Russell Francis, BSc Computer Science, is Chief Technology Officer at ASX listed, RooLifeGroup Ltd, YourDiamonds’s official technology partner. Most recently Russell was the technical architect for the design and development of a banking portal and e-commerce solutions for Lloyds Bank, WeChat and Alipay.

Global Head of diamond Auction Receivables

Louise Prior

London

Louise was most recently Executive Director of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and sat on the World Diamond Council’s Kimberley Process Task Force Board Committee, which engages with the working committees of the Kimberley Process, a UN-mandated forum created to eradicate conflict diamonds. Previously Louise was a senior executive at De Beers where she was Head of Communications and Client Services.

Financial Consultant – Derivatives

Nicki Ashton

Sydney

Nicki has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in superannuation/pension funds, investment managers, platforms and government entities. Previously, Nicki has performed Senior Executive roles at Change Investment Management, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank including extensive experience in trading client-based derivatives.

Head of India

Aqdas Tatli

Mumbai

Aqdas Tatli, MA Art Business, Sotheby’s Institute of Art; MA Management Studies, University of Mumbai

Aqdas has enjoyed a successful career in business management and marketing. He will be the team leader in the exciting high growth market of India.

Head of Digital Security

Andrew Grunstein

London

Andrew Grunstein is chief strategy officer for Kinetic Six, a cyber security, information and communications technology company founded by UK ex special forces. He is a Middle East Advisor to Allied Nuclear Partners.
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