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Harebottle: a real gem

Gemfields chief executive Ian Harebottle has built a tiny precious stone business six years ago into a miner of significance today, defined by excellence in exploration through to marketing. Oh, and he also gets to snuggle up to Mila Kunis in the name of business. For these reasons and more, he’s been nominated for the Mining Journal CEO of the Year award.

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Mining Journal: How do you define core leadership values?

Ian Harebottle: The most important thing for leadership is not necessarily to lead.