Richard Prout, Managing Director

Richard ProutRichard heads up the 1791 Diamonds Ltd team of suppliers and partners that make 1791 possible. This includes everyone from customer service staff to jewellers, diamond setters, diamond suppliers, the foundry, Internet developers, administration and finance staff.

Richard certainly knows how to juggle all of these challenges with ease with more than 20 years experience working in both large and small companies. 

He describes himself as feeling very lucky and attributes his success to having the great fortune of wonderful customers and wonderful employees! 

Among his many successes his key achievements include:

  • Director of Kinesis: sold to Price Waterhouse Coopers for NZD $25m
  • Founder of Smart-Groups, the precursor to today's social networks, sold to Freeserve/Dixons Retail for USD $100m
  • Founder of Solution Foundry Ltd, a boutique software company specialising in automated investment and trading software

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