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The JAA’s mission is to advance the Australian jewellery industry through ethical conduct, high professional standards and efficient business practice. Our success in achieving our mission is heavily reliant upon voluntary contribution and service of members of our State Branch Committees, National Industry Advisory Council (NIAC) and Board.

Formed in 2014, the National Industry Advisory Council (NIAC) is comprised of no less than 12 and not more than 20 national councilors. The councilors represent various sectors of the jewellery industry including:

  • States and Territories
  • Retailers
  • Suppliers, including the various segments such as manufacturers, diamond, pearl, watch, opal and other
  • Buying Groups
  • Other industry associations and groups

The NIAC sits below and the Board and their key role is to shape the strategic agenda of the JAA and discuss issues of significant interest to the jewellery industry and develop recommendations to the JAA Board.

An elected councilor must be a General Member or a Representative of a General Member. Elected councilors will be required to attend JAA NIAC meetings in Sydney held twice yearly, in May and in October where the strategic agenda is set for the JAA.

Specialist sub-committees are formed from the NIAC to address on-going areas of importance, such as the JAA Jewellery Industry Code of Conduct, accreditation, education and diamond grading laboratories. The sub-committees actively liaise between the NIAC meetings to address topics of relevancy to JAA member and the jewellery industry as a whole.

If you are interested in nominating yourself or another General Member for a NIAC position this can be done by joining a State Branch Committee or by emailing and requesting a consent to nominate form, for the other industry sector positions available.

To view a current list of National Industry Advisory councillors, click here 


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