Canadian diamond miner Mountain Province Diamonds says it has reached a mutual decision with president and CEO Stuart Brown for him to step down from his position with immediate effect.
Jonathan Comerford has been appointed interim president and CEO, while the process to appoint a full-time replacement is under way.
"On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Stuart for his strong and committed service as CEO of Mountain Province for the past three years. Stuart has guided the company through difficult times for the diamond sector, including the very challenging Covid-19 pandemic.
"He leaves the company in a stronger position entering 2022. We appreciate his considerable efforts and accomplishments, and wish him the very best in his future endeavours," Comerford comments.
Mountain Province is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada's Northwest Territories.