JAA welcomes Cameron Marks to the JAA Board
3 May 2017
The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to welcome Cameron Marks to the JAA Board.
Cameron is the Managing Director at Percy Marks Fine Gems Pty Ltd 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.
Given the resignation of Board Director Brett Bolton, and whilst the JAA Board is able to continue with five Directors, the Board set about finding someone that will contribute additional expertise to the forward strategy of the JAA.
Brett’s departure was due to the fact that he has found it “…increasingly difficult to effectively balance my responsibilities within the JAA and give my personal and professional life the necessary attention it currently needs”. Brett’s resignation also stated “As some of you are aware, I have started a new business building off road motorhomes… Whilst I tried very hard to juggle all responsibilities, I feel that removing one of them is my only option to be effective and successful in my endeavours”. He also added “I fully endorse the decisions and directions made by the JAA Board and believe that the Board is fully committed to making decisions that are in the best interests of the JAA members and the industry in general”.
The JAA Board President Selwyn Brandt said: “We have enjoyed working with Brett and gaining his insights, however, we totally understand that these are volunteer roles and personal circumstances can change. We wish him all the best with his current and new ventures. We are very much looking forward to benefitting from Cameron’s vast experience as we enter a new strategic planning phase here at the JAA”.
The JAA welcomes Cameron to the Board and wishes Brett the best in his future endeavours.