Richard Lawson


Job Title: CFO

Company: De Beers Group


Richard Lawson has been the CFO of De Beers Group since October 2023. He joined De Beers in 2017 as the group financial controller and was appointed as director of group finance in 2020.

Prior to joining De Beers, Richard was the head of finance and business planning at Anglo American after running the Thermal Coal business in South Africa’s finance department as financial controller, where he supported the transformation of the business prior to its demerger.

He also served as a director at PwC.

2023 – Present     Chief Financial Officer, De Beers Group
2020 – 2023          Director of Group Finance, De Beers Group
2017 – 2020          Group Financial Controller, De Beers Group
2014 – 2017          Head of Finance and Business Performance, Anglo American
2013 – 2014          Financial Controller Thermal Coal, Anglo American
1996 – 2013          Director, PwC

1993 – 1996          Biology, University of Nottingham

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