About Us

About Us

Our industry leading team.

Yourdiamonds.com™

Yourdiamonds.com™ is enabling the diamond industry to solve old world problems through digital technologies and Web3. Our new digital tools help drive profits in the diamond trade through value added information and transparency. We offer solutions to legacy problems that have frustrated competition and margins for centuries. The needs of our customers are our top priority and we are driven by our quest for excellence in innovation.

Who

Board of Directors

Jim Fernandez

Non-Executive Chairman
New York

Jim Fernandez, B.B.A., M.B.A., C.P.A., most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Tiffany & Co responsible for annual sales in excess of $4 billion with a listed market cap of over $12 billion. Tiffany & Co was recently acquired by LVMH for circa USD$14 billion. In 2018 Jim was Non-Executive Chairman of NYSE listed Dun & Bradstreet where he had been a director for fourteen years and a Chairman of its audit committee. Read more

Her Highness Shaikha Dheya bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa

Non Executive Director
Manama, Bahrain

Her Highness Sheikha Dheya Bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa PhD, International Relations, Geneva, is a member of the Bahraini Royal Family, and a prominent entrepreneur who, over two decades, has built a celebrated conglomerate of over twenty-two companies and joint-ventures in diverse verticals such as, oil & gas, real estate, corporate finance, food & agriculture, new technologies and artificial intelligence. Her Highness’ efforts were recognized by Forbes magazine, which listed her among the top 100 most influential women in the Middle East. In addition to her business activities, Her Highness supports a number of charitable foundations and continues to promote cultural dialogue and better understanding among nations. Read more

Tim Goodman

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Sydney & New York

Tim Goodman founded the largest Fine Art and Jewellery auction enterprise in the Southern Hemisphere with revenues of $70million. Tim was a perpetual innovator of web1 and web2 in the auction industry. In 1998 he was the first auctioneer in the world to sell a lot to an online bidder at a traditional fine art auction. He was the founding Executive Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia Pty Ltd and founder of Bonhams & Goodman. He is a former Trustee of the Australian Museum Foundation. Tim is the Founder and largest shareholder of YourDiamonds.com™ Read more

Philip Wood

Executive director, General Counsel & Company Secretary
Sydney

Philip Wood B.A. (Syd), Ll.B. (Syd), A.S.I.A., Dip. L.C.F. (Sorbonne) has practiced finance and corporate law in four international jurisdictions. He has also worked as an investment banker in both London and Sydney at Macquarie Bank and more recently has been CEO at two Australian Stock Exchange listed companies. Read more
Executive

Tamara Gabay

Head of Technology Sales & Development
Sydney, Australia

Tamara joins Executive Directors, Tim Goodman and Philip Wood. Tamara began her career as an Officer in the Israeli Navy in the 1990s. Ever since, she has been a thought leader in the evolution of technology in the diamond industry. Most recently Tamara was Head of Business Development in Australasia for global leader, Sarine after executive roles at diamond technology start ups and organisations, Diamond Floor, GEMIT, Australian Diamond Dealer’s Club, and Young Diamantaires where she leads a committee raising funds for the Renaissance School in Limpopo, South Africa.

Advisory Board, Decentralized Finance

Tim Goodman

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Sydney & New York

Tim Goodman founded the largest Fine Art and Jewellery auction enterprise in the Southern Hemisphere with revenues of $70million.

Tim was a perpetual innovator of web1 and web2 in the auction industry. In 1998 he was the first auctioneer in the world to sell a lot to an online bidder at a traditional fine art auction.

He was the founding Executive Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia Pty Ltd and founder of Bonhams & Goodman. He is a former Trustee of the Australian Museum Foundation. Tim is the Founder and largest shareholder of YourDiamonds.com™

Dr Adrian McCullagh

General Counsel – Specialist, Blockchain Law
Brisbane, Australia

Adrian has degrees in Computer Science and Law as well as a Ph.D. in IT Security. He is a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Australian Law Council, and the American Bar Association. Adrian has advised all 3 tiers of Government in Australia s well as multi-national organisations in the area of IT security, IT Governance and Blockchain deployments. Adrian is also a participant in ISO TC (Technical Committee) 307 which committee is investigating the introduction of appropriate blockchain standards. He is a member of 3 subgroups within TC307: WG3 (working group 3 – Smart contracts); AG3 (Advisory Group 3 – Central Bank Digital Currencies) and AHG3 (Ad Hoc Group 3 – NFT and Physical items). Finally, Adrian is a special advisor to the Director General of the Blockchain Climate Institute, London. Read more

Sven Meyer

Chief Technology Officer
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Sven Meyer holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science by Research & Business Administration / Consumer Psychology from Hamburg University, Germany and has been a researcher at King’s College London as well as the Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

He has 20+ years’ experience in Digital Technology and Strategic Business Consulting for large enterprises as well as start-ups across Europe, USA, and Australia. Sven continues to work withthe latest, cutting-edge technology: IoT, Data Science, Machine Learning (“AI”), and distributed systems.

Since early 2017 he has been fully committed to Blockchain technology and how to apply it best to support existing and new business models.

Sven has been working as an advisor and CTO for multiple start-ups in Blockchain space providing guidance on technology and product definition. During this time, he has also developed and deployed smart contracts for various platforms securing over USD$100 million.

Erik A Jens

Director of Sales & Operations
New York

A Fin-tech Advisor based in Amsterdam & New York. Erik was most recently CEO of ABN AMRO’s D & JC division where he managed a multi-billion-dollar loans portfolio, one of the largest diamond and Jewelry trade financing businesses in the world.

Tim Bos

Tokenomics Advisor
Melbourne, Australia

Tim has over 19 years’ experience working with start-ups and established enterprises with a focus on technology. He has held senior roles with Avanade Australia (a Microsoft and Accenture joint venture) as Program Manager, Associate Director at Barclays Capital, Project Manager at GE Capital, IT Infrastructure Manager at Atari – Melbourne House, and Principal Consultant at Software Spectrum.

Tim Bos also established his first start-up, bioWatch Australia in July 2004, with the purpose of building a software framework for tracking valuable assets around the globe. He sold the company to Procon MRM in the USA in 2008. Tim also co-founded Keaz in 2013. Keaz has developed a world leading platform for the purpose of sharing vehicles and assets globally.

Most recently, Tim co-founded ShareRing, a blockchain based company that’s focused on changing the landscape of the fragmented sharing economy.

Joscelyne O’Flaherty

Community & Content Manager
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

A Creative Entrepreneur & Digital Director with 16+ years of strategic delivery & innovation leadership for some of the world’s top Digital & Creative Agencies including Digitas, DDB, Tribal & AKQA.

Jos has designed & implemented digital solutions for global brands including Nike, Audi, Samsung, AstraZeneca, HSBC, O2 & the BBC. 

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Advisory Board – Financial Technology

Richard Chetwode

Chairman Advisory Board
London

Richard worked as a mining specialist in the City of London engaged in senior executive roles at De Beers, Gem Diamonds and Harry Winston. He is a Non-executive Chairman of Namibian based Trustco Resources which owns the Meya Diamond Mine in Sierra Leone. Richard operates a Corporate Advisory to the diamond sector, including strategy, financing, ESG, sales, marketing and branding.

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Jon Inch

Chief Information Officer
London

Jon Inch has managed award winning digital transformation projects at global companies including Christie’s, one of the two largest and oldest fine art & jewelry auction houses in the world. Jon project manages all building of our new technology.

Jonathan Kendall

Senior Advisor
London

Jonathan is currently Executive Vice President of the World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and a highly respected corporate advisor to the diamond industry.

He was engaged by De Beers as a senior executive, 2000 – 2020 and recently moved into an independent advisory role developing new businesses. Whilst at De Beers Jonathan developed and operated a range of businesses for the group across the diamond pipeline from rough sales to marketing/brands management to industry services and polished grading.

Mark Hanna

Head Of Europe
Antwerp

Mark began his career in R & D & diamond manufacturing at De Beers. He founded Tiffany’s vertically integrated, manufacturing business Laurelton, growing it to more than 3,000 employees in five countries as its Vice President. 

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Dr Nick Fisher

Chief Data Scientist
Sydney

Dr. Nick Fisher, MSc, PhD, DSc, AStat, Pstat, is an Hon. Professor of Statistics at the University of Sydney and a former Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO. Nick is responsible for the R & D of the YourDiamonds fin-tech algorithms. Read more

Carl Welsby

Brand Director + Head of Design
Sydney

Carl has over 20 years’ experience in professional design, Carl’s strengths lie in his unwavering pursuit of brand consistency, high design and the creation of effective user friendly UX and UI interfaces. Carl has a Bachelor of Business (Software Design) and Associate Diploma (Graphic Design).

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Erik Jens

Financial Technology Consultant
New York

A Fin-tech Advisor based in Amsterdam & New York. Erik was most recently CEO of ABN AMRO’s D & JC division where he managed a multi-billion-dollar loans portfolio, one of the largest diamond and Jewelry trade financing businesses in the world. Read more

Russel Francis

Technology Partner
Perth

Russell Francis, BSc Computer Science, is Chief Technology Officer at ASX listed, RooLifeGroup Ltd, YourDiamonds’s official technology partner. Most recently Russell was the technical architect for the design and development of a banking portal and e-commerce solutions for Lloyds Bank, WeChat and Alipay. Read more

Louise Prior

Global Head Of Diamond Auction Receivables
London

Louise was most recently Executive Director of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and sat 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. Previously Louise was a senior executive at De Beers where she was Head of Communications and Client Services.

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Nicki Ashton

Financial Consultant – Derivatives
Sydney

Nicki has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in superannuation / pension funds, investment managers, platforms and government entities. Previously, Nicki has performed Senior Executive roles at Change Investment Management, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank including extensive experience in trading client-based derivatives.

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Aqdas Tatli

Head of India
Mumbai

Aqdas Tatli, MA Art Business, Sotheby’s Institute of Art; MA Management Studies, University of Mumbai Aqdas has enjoyed a successful career in business management and marketing. He will be the team leader in the exciting high growth market of India. Read more

Andrew Grunstein

Head of Digital Security
London

Andrew Grunstein is chief strategy officer for Kinetic Six, a cyber security, information and communications technology company founded by UK ex special forces.

He is a Middle East Advisor to Allied Nuclear Partners.

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Advisory Board, Coloured Diamonds

Karen Lindley AM, FGAA, NCJV

Chairman Advisory Board, Coloured Diamonds
Sydney, Australia

Karen Lindley AM, is a qualified Gemmologist (1982) and registered NCJV valuer.

For more than 40 years Karen conducted a boutique business in the Sydney CBD operating as a bespoke jeweller and wholesale gemstone merchant prior to the recent sale of her business to a local third generation family jeweller.

Karen has been active in industry associations and has served, on the Board of the Jewellers Association of Australia, the Gemmological Association Committee and was a former Chair of the Australian Gem Industry Association. She has held several external private and Government Board positions. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the Jewellery Industry in 2020 and the Member Of The Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday Honours of 2021 for services to the jewellery Industry and social welfare initiatives.

John Chapman BSc (Physics)

Technical Consultant – Australian Pink Diamonds
Perth, Australia

John Chapman has a degree in Physics and has been active in the diamond industry for over 35 years from exploration to the grading of polished goods.  He has spent much of that time as the Diamond Technology Manager at the Argyle diamond mine, where he conducted extensive scientific research on pink diamonds and developed instruments for sorting and grading them.

John founded the ‘Rough Diamond Review’ magazine where he worked as its Editor.

Most recently, John has been designing and manufacturing optical instruments for gemmologists.

He currently owns and operates the Delta Diamond Laboratory in Perth. DELTA specialises in the identification of the origin of pink and violet diamonds, especially those originally sourced from the Argyle mine.

Gavin Pearce

Consultant Specialist – Australian Pink Diamonds
Perth, Australia

Gavin Pearce BA, B.Bus. has worked in the diamond, gemstone and related technology industries for 28 years. Gavin is a highly respected fancy coloured diamond specialist having worked at the Argyle diamond mine for a decade in operations and sales including the operations management of the annual tenders.

During the 1990s Gavin worked in Japan developing luxury jewellery supply chains for the major houses and is fluent in Japanese language.

Most recently Gavin was Chief Strategy Officer for FIIV Group mine where he was responsible for the promotion of new mining relate technologies. He was also Head of Sales and Marketing for AIM listed Tanzanite One and Richland Resources.

Daniel Anania

Consultant – Administration & Logistics
Sydney, Australia

Daniel is the 3rd generation member of the Anania family to own and operate the Anania Family Jewellers business, established by his grandfather in Sydney in 1965. Daniel has diamond Jewellery running through in his DNA.

He manages the logistics for and administers the Pink Diamond Tender. Customer satisfaction has always been and continues to be Daniel’s primary focus.

Evolution

YourDiamonds.comTM is the brainchild of founder Tim Goodman. Tim has diamonds flowing through his veins. His family had been in the diamond business in Sydney, Australia since 1864. Tim established the largest fine art and jewelry auction enterprise in the Southern Hemisphere whilst owning and operating global brands including Bonhams & Goodman and Sotheby’s Australia under license. Since selling his auction houses, Tim has gathered a team of passionate diamond industry veterans, technology innovators, investment bankers, intellectual property lawyers and digital marketing legends to bring his vision to market.

Corporate

Fine Art Bourse Australia Pty Limited, trading as YourDiamonds.comTM is a private Australian incorporated company with over thirty shareholders. Our lead backers include:
  • Her Highness Shaikha Dheya bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa​
  • Australian Stock Exchange listed Roolife Limited
  • Bahrain based investment bank and corporate advisory firm, Riyada Group
  • Beijing based funds manager, China Equity Group
  • Australian property investor Bill Moss of Macquarie Bank fame
  • Private investor, Dr. Ravish Tatli

Board of Directors

The Board of yourdiamonds.comTM oversees the highest level of corporate governance and good standing.

Advisory Board

” We are creating a carbon neutral democratised and more equitable ecosystem for the diamond industry. We are introducing a new tracking process to identify and exclude conflict diamonds or diamonds sourced under socially unacceptable circumstances.

Our customers are our primary focus. “

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