Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. has appointed a former senior Rio Tinto Diamonds executive, Reid Mackie, as its Vice President Diamond Marketing. Mackie was formerly Manager, Sales and Marketing, for Argyle Pink Diamonds in Perth, and Senior Executive Trader in Antwerp. At Argyle Mackie was responsible for the pricing and sales of all Argyle pink polished diamonds including the Argyle pink diamond tender. In Antwerp, he was responsible for the valuation and sales of rough diamonds from the Diavik, Argyle, Murowa, Ellendale and Merlin diamond mines.
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.