Martyn has been in the diamond industry since 1956. In that time Martyn has also carried out consultancy work for the UNDP, the UNCTC, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the IBRD and international mining companies in Angola, Brazil, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania (on diamond cutting) and Venezuela.
1982 to present.
Director of Diamond Counsellor International. Principle adviser to DCi’s clients on the diamond industry and diamond marketing and valuation in particular.
2000 to present.
Has participated for DCi’s clients at the meetings of the Kimberley Process. A member of the World Diamond Council, the international industry body set up to counter conflict diamonds.
Advised a consortium of banks led by ABN on the marketing aspects of a loan to Aber to finance the Diavik mine in Canada.
1994 to 2004.
Negotiated with DCi team sales of Namibian production to De Beers on behalf of Namibian government.
1979 to 1983.
Retained as adviser on the diamond industry by CRA, and then developing the Argyle mine in Australia.
1971 to 1982.
Diamond consultant to the Government of Botswana, as such was a member of the Government team that negotiated with De Beers for the expansion of the Orapa mine, the development of the Jwaneng mine and the marketing agreements relating thereto.
1956 to 1969.
Worked with the De Beers group, starting as a management trainee, and then working as assistant sales manager for the DTC and then manager of Dicor in Sierra Leone.