Rio Tinto’s head of diamonds departs

Jean-Marc Lieberherr, Rio Tinto diamonds’ managing director, is stepping down from the miner.

Lieberherr, who took the helm of the diamonds division in 2013, will be replaced by Simon Trott, the current head of the salt and uranium division, according to Bloomberg.

The move is part of a restructuring in the business division.

Trott, who will retain leadership of the salt and uranium division, will now report to Alan Davies, the chief executive of diamonds and minerals.

“Simon brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the role,” Davies said.

“There is no change to Rio Tinto’s commitment to the diamond industry, to our customers and to other industry partners who are instrumental to our current and future success.”

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