Rockwell Diamonds CEO Resigns

James Campbell is being replaced by De Beers veteran Tjaart Willemse

James Campbell has resigned as CEO of South African miner Rockwell Diamonds and will be replaced by De Beers veteran Tjaart Willemse.

According to a statement, Campbell agreed to a structured handover and will remain a company director, working with Willemse.

Willemse, a mining engineer, has 25 years of senior operational, production, and executive management experience, particularly in operating plants in the diamond industry with De Beers in South Africa.

In addition, two nonexecutive directors have resigned: Stephen Dietrich for personal health reasons and Rick Menell for reasons related to his schedule. They will be replaced by the appointment of Richard Mhlontlo, who will represent Rockwell’s Black Economic Empowerment shareholder.  

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