Responsible Jewellery Council appoints new chair


The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced the appointment of Dave Meleski, president, and CEO of Richline Group, as its new chair.

Meleski is taking over as chair from David Bouffard, who is term-limited after being elected to two three-year terms in 2018. Bouffard will step down as chair on Monday, 18 March 2024.

Additionally, Melanie Grant, RJC executive director, will report directly to Meleski.

Meleski said: “It is a critical time for the RJC to continue to grow and lead the global supply chain in setting standards for our industry. Richline has been involved at board and committee level since the beginning of the RJC, and as a global manufacturing company with retail customers around the world, we have helped promote the importance of the RJC as our singular voice for compliance standards since its inception.

“I am excited to follow David Bouffard as chair and thank him for his leadership these past six years. I look forward to working with our entire board of directors to push the RJC to even greater reach in my term as chair.”

Bouffard added: “It has been an honour to serve as the chair of the RJC for six years – a truly challenging yet rewarding experience of a lifetime, especially representing Signet, one of the RJC’s founding members. Companies like Signet and Richline along with the valued team members and boards of directors over the past 20 years have taken the RJC from a 14-Founding Member organisation when launched in 2005 to one that is growing stronger each month with over 1,800 members to date.”



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