Aber/Harry Winston today announced Tuesday that Nancy Murray has joined the company as vice president of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, a newly created position. The appointment is effective immediately. Murray will report to Thomas J. O’Neill, president of Aber and chief executive officer of Harry Winston on all matters relating to investor relations, and she will report to Susy Korb, chief marketing officer and creative director regarding corporate communications responsibilities.
Murray, who is based in New York, will be responsible for the company’s investor relations, business and trade media communications, corporate events and will act as the company’s primary jewelry and watch liaison with the consumer and fashion media.
Previously Murray was a senior vice president at Polo Ralph Lauren where she served in a variety of communications positions from 1999 until August 2007. During her tenure at Polo, she was the company’s chief liaison to the investment community and had oversight of corporate, employee, and fashion communications, as well as investor relations. Prior to joining Polo, she was vice president of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at BF Holdings, Inc., responsible for financial and media relations, crisis management and public relations for the New York-based advertising and marketing corporation. Previously, she held newspaper management positions leading to her appointment as vice president and an officer of the Denver Rocky Mountain News, an E.W. Scripps property, in 1992. Prior to that, she spent 15 years as a journalist and editor with regional newspapers, beginning as a fashion editor at the Houston Chronicle where she was responsible for market coverage in New York, Milan, London, and Paris.
In addition, Ms. Murray will be supported by Carson Glover, the newly appointed Corporate Communications director. Prior to joining Harry Winston in this newly created position, Mr. Glover worked for almost five years at the Diamond Information Center as the Associate Director of Public Affairs on behalf of the Diamond Trading Company in the United States. During that period, he also served as the spokesman for the World Diamond Council where he was actively involved in the on-going education campaign on the Kimberley Process.
Harry Winston Diamond Corp. is scheduled to become the new name of Aber Diamond Corp. in fall 2007. The company is a specialist diamond enterprise with assets in the mining and retail segments of the diamond industry. The company supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its 40% interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, located at Lac de Gras in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The company’s retail division, Harry Winston Inc., is a premier jewelry and timepiece retailer with salons in key locations such as New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Tokyo, and Beverly Hills.