Senior Management Team

Senior Management Team

Firestone Diamonds plc has a highly qualified management team with extensive experience in the exploration, evaluation and development of diamond projects.

Rob de Pretto, Chief Executive Officer

Rob is a qualified metallurgist with more than 35 years’ experience in the diamond industry. He has a proven track record having worked for De Beers, Anglo American, Diamcor and the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company. Rob has vast experience in research, project management, operational management, technical support and senior management roles culminating in the post of Chief Executive Officer. He holds a BSc (Eng) and an MSc (Eng) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a registered Professional Engineer and a fellow of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

  • Rob de Pretto
    Rob de Pretto
    Chief Executive Officer
Grant Ferriman CA (SA), Chief Financial Officer

Mr Ferriman is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 16 years of experience, including nine years in the mining industry. Prior to joining Firestone Diamonds, he was the group financial controller for Mwana Africa plc (now known as Asa Resource Group plc) responsible for reporting and control systems across the Group’s assets in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the DRC. He has extensive experience in public company reporting in the United Kingdom and the development and implementation of control systems for companies with assets based in southern Africa. Mr Ferriman holds an honours bachelor of accounting science degree from the University of South Africa and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

  • Grant Ferriman
    Grant Ferriman
    Chief Financial Officer