Dominion Diamond, a diamond producing company, has appointed Trudy Curran and Tim Dabson to its board of directors, effective immediately. Curran will also chair the health, safety, and environmental committee.

Curran brings 30 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, financing, executive compensation, and governance across a range of industries including oil and gas, mining and transportation. She served as an officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited from 2002 to the time of its sale in February 2016. As senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Canadian Oil Sands Limited, she was responsible for legal, human resources and administration and as a member of the executive team focused on strategy and risk management.

Dabson brings 35 years’ experience across the whole of the diamond industry value chain from manufacturing through distribution to consumer marketing. He worked for De Beers for 33 years in a variety of positions, most recently in the role of executive director – beneficiation, which culminated in the transfer of De Beers’ international distribution activities from London to Botswana at the end of 2013.

In this role, Dabson also worked in close cooperation and coordination with producer country governments, including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Canada. Following his work at De Beers, Dabson established an independent consultancy serving a diverse range of projects and initiatives within the diamond value chain. Dabson possesses a thorough understanding of the global trends and strategic issues impacting the diamond industry from planning through to implementation and from mine to consumer with a particular focus on corporate responsibility, ethical assurance, and responsible sourcing.

Curran and Dabson’s appointments bring the size of the board to nine members.