Gem Diamonds Limited has announced the appointment of Michael Lynch-Bell as an independent non-Executive Director with effect from 16 December 2015.
Lynch-Bell spent a 38 year career with Ernst & Young (EY) having led its Global Oil & Gas, UK IPO and Global Oil & Gas and Mining transaction advisory practices.
He was a member of the assurance practice from 1974 to 1996 when he transferred to the Transaction Advisory Practice. He was also UK Alumni sponsor and a member of the firm’s EMEIA and Global Advisory Councils. He retired from EY as a partner in 2012 and continued as a consultant to the firm until November 2013.
Lynch-Bell is currently Senior Independent non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at Kaz Minerals plc; Independent non-Executive Director, Remuneration Committee member and Audit Committee Chair at Lenta Limited; and Independent non-Executive Director, Compensation Committee Chair and Audit Committee Chair at Transocean Partners LLC.
Lynch-Bell is also currently honorary treasurer, board member, audit and risk committee member and finance & funding committee chair for ActionAid International, a Human Rights campaigning NGO.
“I am delighted to welcome Michael to the Board as a non-Executive Director and Chair to the Audit Committee. His wealth of experience in finance and mining will complement the skill set of the existing board,” Chairman Roger Davis said.