Lucara Appoints Lauren Freeman as Vice President, Mineral Resources

Effective 1 July 2024, Lucara Diamond Corp. has announced the appointment of Dr. Lauren Freeman as Vice President, Mineral Resources. Freeman, a renowned specialist in large Type II diamonds, brings over 25 years of extensive experience in the mining industry. Her expertise encompasses mineral resource estimation, diamond value management, diamond pricing, geological modelling and strategic mine planning.

She has held senior positions at leading diamond mining and resource consulting firms, where she successfully led teams responsible for resource definition and underground expansion projects. Freeman holds a PhD in Economic Geology and a GDE in Mining Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and is a registered Professional Natural Scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.

Lucara President and Chief Executive Officer William Lamb expressed his enthusiasm for the new appointment, “We are thrilled to welcome Freeman to the Lucara team. Her profound knowledge and technical expertise in mineral resource management will be instrumental as we continue to enhance diamond recovery from our Karowe mine and advance our underground mining initiatives. Freeman’s leadership will be pivotal in maximising the value of our resource base and aligning with our long-term strategic goals.”

In her new role, Freeman will oversee all aspects of mineral resource management for Lucara’s flagship Karowe mine in Botswana. She will play a critical role in driving the Company’s overall development strategy, ensuring the effective and sustainable extraction of mineral resources.

Lucara remains committed to excellence in diamond mining and resource management and the addition of Freeman to the team underscores its dedication to maintaining industry-leading standards and achieving continued growth and success.