With over thirty years of experience working in the diamond industry, John Chapman has gained expertise in multiple areas. These range from technical design of equipment, analysis of microdiamonds at the exploration stage, to gem-setting in jewellery.
Prior to his work in the diamond industry John trained at an intellectual property firm in Adelaide and also worked in equipment design (laser and imaging) for optics companies.
From 2003-2005 he was the principal editor for the periodical Rough Diamond Review and currently, he is on the editorial board of The Australian Gemmologist and is Chief Editor of the Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conferences. From 2015-2017 John was the Chairman of the Western Australian state branch of the Australian Institute of Physics.