Mountain Province Diamonds announces Stuart Brown as incoming president and CEO

15 May 2018

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. today announces Stuart Brown's appointment as the new President and Chief Executive Officer with effect from July 1, 2018. Mr. Brown has over 25 years of experience in the diamond industry, where he has gained a wealth of experience across all aspects throughout the diamond pipeline from exploration, mine development and operations to the selling and marketing of diamonds.  In 2006, after numerous roles within De Beers over a period of 14 years, Mr. Brown was appointed as the De Beers Group Chief Financial Officer. He held that position for over five years, and in 2010 was appointed joint acting CEO to run De Beers’ global activities in addition to his CFO duties.  Since September 2013, Mr. Brown has been the CEO of publicly-listed Firestone Diamonds Plc, a diamond producer in Lesotho.  Mr. Brown was responsible for securing the funding and building the team that delivered the successful construction and transition to production of Firestone’s Liqhobong diamond mine.  Mr. Brown has an enviable track record of leading business transformation to develop lean, agile and high performing organisations.  Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa.