|Firestone Diamonds plc, has announced the appointment of Keith Johnson to Firestone's Board of Directors as a Non-executive Director.
Johnson joins the Board as the nominated Non-executive Director of Resource Capital Fund VI L.P., one of Firestone's major shareholders. His prior positions include General Manager of Strategy and Portfolio Development for BG Group plc (an FTSE 250-listed oil and gas company) from 2010, and before that 18 years with Rio Tinto plc in various senior positions including on its Executive Committee from 2003 to 2009.
Keith holds an MBA in Finance and a BSc degree in Mathematics and Operational Research and is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.
Commenting on the appointment, Firestone's chairman Lucio Genovese says, "On behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome Keith to the Company. Keith brings with him a vast amount of experience in the mining sector, which further strengthens the Board as we develop the Liqhobong Mine into a top tier global diamond mine."Firestone is a diamond development company with operations focused on Lesotho in Southern Africa. Firestone is currently in the process of developing the Liqhobong Mine Development Project in Lesotho.