Vice President, Australia

After completing a Diploma in Business Studies, Damien carved a highly successful career in the insurance and financial services sectors where he held senior executive positions with a number of leading international organisations. His passion eventually led him to the opal industry where he and his brother Andrew (past president 2007-2009) are directors of a leading Australian opal exporting company which also operates retail opal stores and museums in Australia. These companies have won Government Export and Tourism Awards for excellence in these fields.

Together with his brother he co-authored the book ‘The Opal Story’ which has enjoyed a circulation of around 60,000 copies worldwide. Damien has served the gem and jewellery industry in a number of capacities including as International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) Ambassador to Australia. He is currently serving as Vice President of ICA.





Board of Directors

Clement Sabbagh

President, Brazil

Damien Cody

Vice President, Australia

Nirmal Kumar Bardiya

Vice President, India

Marcelo Ribeiro

Treasurer, Brazil

Bruce Bridges

Secretary, USA

Santpal Sinchawla

Secretary, Thailand

E. Gamini Zoysa

Director, Sri Lanka

Alice Muthama

Director, Kenya

Captain Ramji Sharma

Director, Japan

Gabriel Angarita

Director, Colombia

Saurabh Bansal

Director, Germany

Henry Ho

Director, Thailand

Masaru Mizumura

Director, Japan

Pavel Sokolov

Director, Russia

Philippe Scordia

Director, France

Rakesh Jain

Director, Hong Kong

Kobi Sevdermish

Director, Israel

Shirley Xue Li Zhang

Director, Hong Kong

Stephan Reif

Director, Austria

Vijay Kedia

Director, India

Warren F. Boyd

Director, Canada

Chen Shen

Director, China

Jean Claude Michelou

Advisor, Colombia

Ruben Bindra

Advisor, USA

Benjamin Hackman

Immediate Past President, USA

Gary Roskin

Executive Director, USA

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