President Angela Buglass AB Consulting
Having spent 15 years in the United Kingdom, Angela returned to New Zealand in 2014 and joined Trilogy Natural Products as Managing Director. Her last role in the United Kingdom was Vice President Marketing for LF Beauty, part of the global sourcing giant Li & Fung, with a core focus on brand growth and development within the United Kingdom and Asia.
Angela’s career in the beauty industry began in New Zealand and includes roles with leading players Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal and Estée Lauder (working on the AVEDA brand). She has worked across the cosmetics, skincare/spa, haircare/salon and fragrance categories, with functional experience encompassing sales, brand marketing, product sourcing/new product development, merchandising and display and new market expansion.
Vice President Claire Quin Alaron Products Ltd
Claire has over 16 years of experience working within the health food, complementary medicines and personal care sector in a variety of roles including Quality, Technical, Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Management. Claire currently holds the position of General Manager for Alaron Products Limited, a GMP Certified Contract Manufacturer of health supplements and natural skincare. Claire brings a practical and operational perspective to the Cosmetics New Zealand executive team. Her understanding of customer requirements, market access constraints and regulatory environments helps to strengthen the breadth of knowledge on the executive team for the ever increasing and broad range of member companies.
Members of the Executive
Marie-Ann Billens Estee Lauder Companies Ltd
Marie-Ann Billens is the General Manager of Estée Lauder Companies, a role she has held for the past 15 years. Her tenure with Estee Lauder Companies spans 28 years having worked in Australia and Asia in a variety of roles encompassing training and brand management.
Marie-Ann is a trustee of Look Good Feel Better, our cosmetic industry charity and a long standing trustee and previous chair of the Breast Cancer Foundation. She is an avid reader and keen theatre goer who enjoys spending the weekend boating on the Hauraki Gulf.
David Wharton L’Oréal NZ Ltd
David is an experienced leader in the Beauty Industry having worked for both Multinational wholesalers (L’Oréal & Unilever UK) and local retail (Farmers).
David is a member of the L’Oréal NZ Executive team and has an intricate knowledge of global beauty trends and issues facing the industry.
Rebecca McLeod Made 4 Baby
Valerie Riley Revlon/Elizabeth Arden (NZ) Ltd
Valerie has been Elizabeth Arden’s General Manager for the past 21 years and since 2017 is also General Manager of Revlon following the acquisition of the Elizabeth Arden brand. She has worked in the cosmetic industry for over 25 years.
Valerie was the CTFA president from 2008 to 2010 and was on the board of Look Good Feel Better until this year (2018).
Valerie emigrated from her native France, with a French law degree, to New Zealand with her kiwi husband in 1987. Together they have one daughter.
Valerie remains a keen tennis player and enjoys many active pursuits.
Fleur Insley Skin Deep Ltd
Fleur has worked in the New Zealand beauty industry for over 20 years working for both a Global corporate and distributor in various Sales, Marketing and Management roles. Fleur now owns a small business, Skin Deep, a New Zealand Manuka Honey skincare brand in the Beauty Therapy market. She also recently launched online retailer, Clean Beauty Collective in November 2018.
Koji Nakamichi Shiseido NZ Ltd
Koji joined Shiseido Tokyo in 1992 where he worked for 25 years and thereafter moved to Shiseido New Zealand in 2017
Lisa Friis Plantier Developments Ltd
Executive Director Garth Wyllie
Administration Manager John Banks
Secretary Ramona Nand