BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joshua is the General Manager at Ian Sharp Jewellery, where he has been for the past 15 years. Joshua’s main role is business operations and finance and his specialties within the business are diamonds, rare diamonds and second hand jewellery. Joshua’s background before entering the industry was in banking and finance. Since Ian Sharp Jewellery began in 1976, the brand has constantly braved the elements to still service customer’s today producing breath-taking designs as well as remodelling jewellery that were created for clients over 40 years ago. Ian Sharp Jewellery has been committed to creating professional, unique and elegant jewellery through a combination of expert craftsmanship and a keen eye for the current fashion trends.
Ronnie has been working in the jewellery industry for nearly 40 years and is the fifth generation to be the custodian of one of Melbourne's oldest jewellery firms, Klepner’s. He is also one of the few jewellery and gemstone valuers for the Australian Government's Cultural Gift Program and is an Honorary Life member of the Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA). Ronnie has served on the CIBJO International Coloured Stone Steering Commission and the jade and opal nomenclature committees and is on the Steering Committee for the introduction of a uniform pearl grading system.
Cameron is the Managing Director at Percy Marks Fine Gems, where he has held this position for the past 15 years. Cameron possesses extensive knowledge on the manufacture and design of fine jewellery as well as a passion for diamonds, coloured gemstones, and opals. Percy Marks was established in Sydney in 1899 and remains a family owned and run business. For over a century, they have shared their passion for the finest diamonds and gemstones with clients from Australia and around the world.
Dr Meredith Doig OAM FAICD
Meredith Doig is a professional company director and governance consultant. After a career in manufacturing (Ford Australia), mining (Rio Tinto) and banking (ANZ Group), she has spent the last 20 years or so consulting in organisation effectiveness and on the boards of commercial and not-for-profit organisations, and university councils. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and for five years taught their flagship Company Directors Course. For 10 years she was a Moderator with the Cranlana Programme on Ethics & The Good Society. Her Australian honour was for service to business, higher education and the community. For 50 years she was a passionate motorcyclist and was Australia's first Chief Motorcycling Instructor.
Although retired, Mary Storch is passionate about supporting the jewellery trade to flourish. Stories of her grandmother finding a gold nugget in Bendigo sparked Mary's interest in precious metals, gems and jewellery manufacture. She studied silversmithing with Sylvia Ross in high school and with Ernst Pfenninger while at university in the 1970’s. The diamond merchants, Elion & Co trained her in diamond grading. Working with Storch & Co Diamond Merchants for fourteen years, she held positions of sales manager, finance manager and was managing director for three years. Mary worked in NSW, Vic, SA, Qld, Belgium, Israel and India and enjoyed being a guest lecturer for the GAA. It was an honour for her to be invited to judge the De Beers national jewellery design competition. In 2002, Mary left the jewellery trade due to personal family commitments but has always held a long interest in the industry and remains in contact with various industry associates.
Daniel is the owner and General Manager of Anania Jewellers, a family business established in 1965, of which Daniel has been involved with the business since 2003. Daniel is an innovative thinker with broad-based expertise in operations, marketing and business development with proven ability to grow businesses from the ground up and analyse consumer needs and develop strategic value propositions to grow bottom line profits and consumer confidence.
The Jewellers Association of Australia acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.