NAJ appoints Gary Wroe as president

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has announced the appointment of Gary Wroe to the role of president.

Wroe will be officially appointed president on 8 June at the Association’s AGM, taking place at the Birmingham Assay Office.

He will succeed David Doyle, who has served as president for the past five years.

At the age of 17, Wroe began working as an assistant in the casting shop of Hockley Mint.

Over time, he gained “valuable” experience and worked up the company ladder, eventually becoming the group managing director in 2006.

He has held several significant industry positions, including chair of the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA), chair of the NAJ and president of the British Allied Trades Federation (BATF).

On being elected President of the NAJ, Wroe said: “I am proud and honoured to become the president of the NAJ. I am aware of the significant responsibility that comes with this position and the shoes I have to fill. David skillfully navigated the association through a time of internal transition and external challenges, and I express my sincere gratitude to him for his friendship and outstanding dedication and service.

“I look forward to continuing to work with everyone associated with the NAJ to continue to deliver our strategy of professional excellence and providing our members with the support and resources to thrive in a challenging economic environment.”

Doyle added: “Having served my extended term in office, I’m delighted to hand over the presidency to Gary. I consider Gary not only a colleague but also a close friend, and those who have worked with him will know what an asset he is to the jewellery industry. I am confident he will continue to take the NAJ forward alongside the tireless work of the other National Committee members, the NAJ team and countless volunteers that help support our wonderful trade.”

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