Patrick Cooke appointed CFO at Rockwell Diamonds

Patrick Cooke, CA(SA) (pictured), has been appointed CFO of Rockwell Diamonds, a company in the business of operating and developing alluvial diamond deposits, effective 7 November 2016.

Tjaart Willemse, Rockwell's Executive Officer, said:

"I am very pleased that Patrick has agreed to join us and lend his experience to the ongoing strategic review and related business restructuring going forward. His financial and structuring skills, as well as significant public company experience, will stand us in very good stead as we complete this phase, deal with some historical legacy issues, start up Wouterspan, and complete the sale of certain non-core assets."

Patrick, a senior financial executive, is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand and earned his CA designation while articling with Deloitte in South Africa. While Patrick commenced his commercial career as a banker with Barclays, he has several years of senior experience in the mining industry, having held various roles with large companies, including as CFO of Pangea Diamonds, a London (AIM) and Johannesburg inter-listed alluvial diamond producer. He has also been a non-executive director of several companies, including two listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Rockwell's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the JSE Limited under the symbol "RDI".