The Board of Element Six has announced the appointment of Siobhán Duffy as its new CEO, effective February 1, 2023. Duffy is currently the company’s Executive Director for Sales and Marketing, and has been with Element Six for over thirty years.
Since joining Element Six in 1989 as Quality Engineer in Micron Production, then moving into Business Management for the Precision Grinding and Micron unit, Duffy has held a series of senior management positions, leading the oil & gas business unit and, subsequently, heading the Element Six Innovation function as Executive Director from July 2014.
Under her stewardship, the innovation teams at Element Six accelerated the company’s journey towards new applications and technologies, leading to significant milestones in established industries, as well as important developments in new areas of emerging technologies. Duffy is said to possess a wealth of synthetic diamond and tungsten carbide experience and has consistently supported customers throughout the development of engineered advanced material solutions for their given industrial technology applications.
Following her appointment, Duffy stated, “I am excited to progress the work we started and take the company and our teams forward. The successes achieved over the years would have not been possible without them and I firmly believe that passionate, talented people are the best, most important asset a company could ask for. By pulling together, I look forward to accelerating Element Six’s journey of growth, maintaining what the business is good at while seeking new opportunities and partnerships along the way.”
Commenting on the announcement, Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group and Chairman, Element Six, added, “I congratulate Siobhán on her appointment as CEO of Element Six. Siobhán brings over 30 years of international leadership and experience and is the ideal candidate to continue driving the company’s strategic journey, nurturing existing partnerships and fostering new exciting opportunities for the business.”