By  on September 4, 2007

NEW YORK — Harry Winston has tapped Nancy Murray as vice president of investor relations and corporate communications.

Murray, who starts today, will have a multifaceted role. She will be in charge of investor relations, business and trade media communications and corporate events, and will work with consumer and fashion publications.

Harry Winston is the retail subsidiary of Aber Diamond Corp., the public company that is being renamed Harry Winston Diamond Corp. this fall.

Murray reports to Thomas J. O'Neill, president of Aber and chief executive officer of Harry Winston, for investor relations, and to Susy Korb, chief marketing officer and creative director, for corporate communications.

"We are delighted to have an executive of Nancy's caliber join us," said Robert Gannicott, chairman and ceo of Aber, in a statement. "This is an important time in our company's growth as we execute on strategies that require a solid communications professional to clearly articulate our message to analysts, investors and the business media."

Murray joined Winston from Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., where she was senior vice president. Since joining Polo in 1999, she worked in corporate and employee and fashion communications, as well as investor relations. Before that, she was vice president of investor relations and corporate communications at advertising and marketing firm BF Holdings Inc., where she oversaw financial and media relations, public relations and crisis management. She spent 15 years as a journalist, including being the fashion editor at the Houston Chronicle, and also once served as vice president and an officer of the Denver Rocky Mountain News.

"With her unique experience in global corporate communications and her expertise in working with investors and analysts, Nancy is a key addition to our management team," O'Neill added in the statement. "We look forward to her contributions as we continue to communicate our global growth strategy."

In addition to the New York flagship, Harry Winston has retail locations in cities including Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Tokyo and Beijing.

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