A mining company focused on recovering diamonds from the Lerala Diamond Mine, Botswana

Management Team

Mrs Laila Green
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Mrs Green has a wealth of experience working in senior finance roles including at BHP Billiton, Gordon and Gotch, Yahoo!7, Australia Consumers’ Association and International Masters Publishers. Mrs Green is a Certified Practicing Accountant and a commerce graduate from the University of Western Sydney. 

Mr Brett Thompson
Chief Operating Officer

Mr Thompson is a mining engineer with over 30 years of operational, technical and corporate management experience in Africa, South America and Australia with 15 years in the diamond industry and significant experience in coal, gold/silver and base metals operations. Prior to joining Kimberley Diamonds in March 2015, Mr Thompson worked for 5 years with Anglo American in their Coal Division as Project Director – Strategic Projects and General Manager of the Dawson and Callide Mines in Queensland. Before this, he was the CEO of AIM-Listed diamond company, Pangea DiamondFields, and has held senior positions with a number of other diamond juniors operating in Africa. He began his mining career as a graduate engineer at Mount Isa Mines before moving to De Beers in South Africa in 1988 where he gained experience at Koffiefontein Mine and the Namaqualand Mines alongside a later stint as Assistant General Manager at De Beers Kimberley Mines. He has also worked in Ghana for Ashanti Goldfields (gold), and in South America for Minorco (gold and base metals) and AngloGold (gold/silver).

Mr Thompson holds a BE (Hons) degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Sydney and a Grad. Dip. in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute, Australia.