Louise Prior is Executive Director of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, the largest trade organisation in the global diamond sector, representing 30 affiliated bourses in 21 countries and their individual members. She sits on the World Diamond Council’s Kimberley Process Task Force Board Committee, which engages with the working committees of the Kimberley Process, a UN-mandated forum created to eradicate conflict diamonds. Louise is also an international diamond consultant, and an ambassador for Diamonds Unleashed, which creates educational opportunities for girls.
Louise has many years experience in the international diamond industry and was a senior executive at De Beers where she was Head of Communications and Client Services at the Diamond Trading Company (DTC), the world’s leading distributor of circa $6BN rough diamonds per annum. Her focus was on the promotion and protection of the DTC’s worldwide business interests and its commercial and ethical reputation. The role encompassed the development, management and implementation of communications and client services on a global basis, with a particular focus on enhancing the company’s long term strategic associations through new international client and partner relationships.
Prior’s current focus is working with leading diamond industry players to increase transparency and to further enhance the reputation of this highly self-regulated sector with financial institutions and consumers.