Former Top Rio Tinto Diamonds Exec Appointed Mountain Province VP Diamond Marketing

Former Rio Tinto Diamonds executive, Reid Mackie, has moved to Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. where he will take up the position of Vice President Diamond Marketing.

Mackie has a long history in the diamond industry, having served as Manager, Sales and Marketing, for Argyle Pink Diamonds in Perth, and Senior Executive Trader for the firm in Antwerp.

Mackie was responsible in his previous post for the pricing and sales of all Argyle pink polished diamonds including the well-known Argyle pink diamond tender.

Meanwhile, he was responsible for the valuation and sales of rough diamonds from the Diavik, Argyle, Murowa, Ellendale and Merlin diamond mines when he worked for the firm at its Antwerp office.

Mountain Province President and CEO Patrick Evans said the appointment came as the firm prepares for the first sales of diamonds from the Gahcho Kué diamond mine and would enable the miner to maximize revenue from its share of the Gahcho Kué production. Mountain Province is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada's Northwest Territories.