Gem-A Names New CEO

Alan Hart comes to Gem-A from London’s Natural History Museum, where he heads Earth Sciences Collections

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has appointed Alan Hart its CEO.

Hart is the head of the Earth Sciences Collections at London’s Natural History Museum and is a former member of the Gem-A Council.

“I am truly excited at the prospect of being the CEO at Gem-A,” Hart said in a statement. “I want to ensure we continue to thrive by using all of our collective expertise to continue as the center of excellence that is leading the way in delivering the highest quality gemological education and training.”

Miranda Wells, chair of the Gem-A Council, also released a statement: “Alan is an accomplished leader, with an innate ability to bring people of diverse backgrounds together through his collaborative and communicative approach. His professional background also provides broad experience in both mineralogical and gemological circles, as well as a clear and deep understanding of the structure and position of Gem-A as an organization and premier educational institution. The council were unanimous in choosing Alan, and we are looking forward to working with him and realizing his exciting vision for the future of Gem-A.”