Paul Day

Chief Operating Officer

Lucara Diamonds


Mr. Day joined Lucara in early 2013 and is a mining engineer with over 24 years of operational experience in the sub-Saharan African mining industry. Mr. Day holds a B.Eng (Hons) from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. During this time he has gained diverse experience in both underground and open pit mining and has operated in South Africa, Ghana, Mali, Namibia and Botswana.  Over the course of his  years in the industry, Mr. Day has built an impressive track record for himself, achieving production targets and improved mining and cost efficiencies at each operation. As well as the successful running of steady state mines Mr. Day has also been involved in major greenfield mine start ups and infrastructure upgrades, including  the leadership of the recent successful capacity upgrade and introduction of an XRT diamond recovery circuit  for mid and large diamonds at Lucara’s Karowe Mine. Immediately prior to joining Lucara Mr. Day held the position of Operations Director for Areva Resources Namibia.

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