The Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices said Catherine Sproule has joined the organization as director, North American Operations. Her appointment became effective Wednesday.
Sproule will be the primary representative of the CRJP Secretariat in North America, with the key tasks of establishing and maintaining the organization’s relationships with members and stakeholders in Canada and the United States. In addition, she will be responsible for the management of CRJP’s global finances and administration.
Sproule was most recently executive director of Canada’s jewelry trade association where she played a lead role in representing the association’s efforts in the mining and government sectors. She also built a profile for the Canadian jewelry market in the international arena. Previously, Sproule was the Canadian public relations director for the Diamond Trading Company’s Diamond Information Center. She also served as senior director, Communications, with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., the national television and radio broadcaster.
Sproule will be based out of Toronto. She can be reached via e-mail at Catherine.Sproule@responsiblejewellery.com.
The Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices (CRJP) is an international non-profit organization that promotes responsible ethical, social and environmental practices throughout the diamond and gold jewelry supply chain from mine to retail.