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New appointments to Harry Winston Diamond BoD
Jan '08
Harry Winston Diamond Corporation announced the appointments of Matthew Barrett and Micheline Bouchard to the Company's Board of Directors. Their appointments bring the number of Board members of Harry Winston Diamond Corporation to nine.

"I am delighted to welcome both Matt and Micheline to our Board of Directors. We will benefit greatly from their expertise and experiences. We look forward to working closely with them," said Robert A.Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Harry Winston Diamond Corporation.

"Matt's outstanding record of accomplishments in the banking industry and his highly-regarded understanding of global markets will add expertise as we continue to execute our growth strategy in numerous geographies and each with varied financial needs."

Mr. Gannicott added, "Micheline's experiences gathered through her operationally-focused corporate career will be of value. In particular, her highly-regarded work in business development will be an asset in our long-term strategy planning process."

Mr. Barrett is the former Chairman and CEO of Barclays PLC. He began his career at the Bank of Montreal in 1962 and built a career at the bank where he held a variety of management positions in international banking and treasury during his 37 year tenure.

He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 1987. In 1989, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in1990. In 1999, Mr. Barrett accepted the position of Group Chief Executive of Barclays Bank PLC and was appointed chairman in 2004.

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