With 25+ years’ experience across consumer brands, retail, export, product and business development, Angela has a passion for leading teams, business growth strategy and change management. Export experience from the UK and NZ to all markets including Europe, greater Asia and the USA. Extensive experience across all facets of investment, divestment within independent, multinationals and listed entities.
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 joined the Cosmetics NZ board when she was the CEO of Trilogy International Limited (TIL), which comprises of high-performing consumer brands: Trilogy Natural Products, ECOYA Home Fragrance and Goodness Superfood Skincare, alongside subsidiaries CS&Co Beauty Distribution and Lanocorp Skincare & Body care Manufacturing.
Under Angela’s leadership, the company was successfully acquired by CITIC Capital China Partners, the private equity arm of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited (CITIC Capital), in April 2018. This sale marked a momentous milestone for the company and New Zealand business on the world’s stage.
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 strategic leadership, change management, sales, brand marketing, product sourcing/new product development, merchandising and display and new market expansion.
Sara is a Cosmetic Chemist with over 25 years in the Cosmetic and Beauty Industry.
Starting out as a Beauty Therapist then furthering her education into Cosmetic Chemistry, Sara has owned her own brand of cosmetics and worked with new business startups and large multinational Cosmetic brands.
Sara has held the position of Liquids and Creams Manager for Alaron Products for over 10 years, a GMP Certified Contract Manufacturer of health supplements and natural skincare. She is part of New Product Development Team and has worked with multiple brands to formulate new products for many different markets. Her extensive knowledge and technical focus of the Personal Care market through the eyes of a contract manufacturer means she guides clients from first product concept to commercial success.
Fleur has worked in the New Zealand beauty industry for over 20 years working for both a Global corporate (L’Oréal New Zealand) and distributor in various senior 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. Fleur is Vice Chair for 22/23 year.
Peter is a seasoned executive with extensive sales and marketing experience spanning large multinationals and start-ups. He has held senior management positions in the consumer goods/food sectors around the world, including 20 years in China. He started his career with Procter & Gamble, then had Asia regional leadership roles with Chiquitta Brands, Campbell Soup and Goodman Fielder. Most recently, he was Chief Sales Officer for TradeWindow Holdings, a NZX listed software company.
Rebecca is the co-founder of Made4Baby, a natural skincare company. Rebecca specifically designed for the sensitive skins of babies and children. After 14 years of manufacturing a New Zealand made skincare, Rebecca has made many contacts in the skincare industry in NZ. This led to her assisting Look Good Feel Better create a range of skincare products for their participants. She worked with the suppliers and manufactures to ensure a high-quality product was made in NZ and donated by the companies. Rebecca is also a part of the Events Committee of Cosmetics NZ which most recently organised the Mini Summit.
Russ Baunton is the Managing Director of Crew Distributors, a privately owned salon distribution company. Russ was born in NZ but grew up in Canada, returning to complete his Masters in International Business and Strategic Management. He has a strong sales, marketing and management background in the pharmaceutical, sports and beauty industries. Russ has been a previous member of the executive of the CTFA, the Chairman of the Salon Marketers Group and on the board of Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation (HITO).
Sarah Harper is the Corporate Affairs & Engagement Manager for L’Oréal New Zealand, a subsidiary of the world’s leading beauty company which has a unique portfolio of 36 diverse beauty brands and employs 85 000 people worldwide.
Sarah is an experienced marketer and communications practitioner, with experience in New Zealand, the UK, EMEA, and at a global level for over 20 years.
She has extensive beauty industry expertise across luxury and FMCG beauty including cosmetics, skincare, men’s grooming, fine fragrance, salon Haircare & colour.
She has held senior marketing and digital roles at L’Oreal New Zealand since 2016. As Ethics Correspondent for Loreal New Zealand since 2018, Sarah is a values-lead and a strong ambassador for ethical leadership.
Stacey Fraser (DipFormChem)
Design Practice Teaching Fellow School of Product Design, Chemical Formulation Degree University of Canterbury
Connecting innovation, creativity and curiosity for formulations, products and brands that stand out from the crowd.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the beauty and cosmetics industry, Stacey Fraser knows what it takes to take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary. Armed with innovative ideas and using expressive and creative processes, her ambition is driven by others’ successes. She’s a self-confessed personal care addict, and proud of it.
Having developed knowledge and expertise in all facets of the supply chain, Stacey understands the importance of supporting the formulation and launch of the next iconic product with a water-tight supply chain process and an impactful communications strategy.
Specifically, she has worked in roles from customer service to sales and marketing, communications, operations, logistics, packaging, concept and product development, ingredients-sourcing, manufacturing, compliance and regulations. In other words, she’s an industry all-rounder.
Career highlights include formulating products for one of New Zealand’s leading skincare brands, Trilogy, and starting her own business to help other brands bring their own forward-thinking ideas to life.
Along with a collaboration partner with expertise in communications and operations, Stacey is soon to launch a new business designed to offer guidance and industry know-how for start-up self care businesses. The first of its kind in New Zealand, this platform is set to become a one stop shop helping to bring the best in new products to the world in an impactful way.
Stacey is passionate about following curiosity, anticipating trends, acknowledging sustainability, having a social conscience and – above all – being authentic.
“I have spent my life pursuing things that feed my curiosity for the world and what it has to offer, and I am always on the lookout for my next interesting project.”
NZ Country manager for Estee Lauder Group. Following an earlier career in the company, Teresa re-joined The Estee Lauder Companies in 2009 as Sales and Marketing Manager, Jo Malone London, and over the past 12 years, she has taken on roles of increasing responsibility within the New Zealand Affiliate, including Marketing Manager, Estée Lauder and Brand General Manager, Estée Lauder. In 2016, Teresa added responsibility for TOM FORD BEAUTY to her role, leading the successful launch of the brand in the New Zealand market, whilst continuing to deliver outstanding business results for the Estée Lauder brand.
Most recently Teresa expanded her responsibility to incorporate Clinique into her brand cluster, leading a strong turnaround in brand performance that focused on strategic priorities and re-directing investment to high growth opportunities.
Teresa has been instrumental in structuring and developing high-performing teams across Sales, Education and Marketing functions, through her agility, collaborative leadership skills and commitment to delivering consumer-inspired strategies. Her transformational approach has resulted in successive years of growth for her cluster of brands and has significantly contributed to the success of the wider NZ Affiliate. Her 15+ years’ experience in the beauty industry, coupled with her deep understanding and connection with ELG brands and business both locally and globally, perfectly positions Teresa to continue to build upon the company’s strong partnerships in the New Zealand market.
Garth has been the Technical Executive Director of in the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association (Cosmetics New Zealand) for 28 years.
In his role he represents the organisation in regulatory areas including international standards committees for cosmetics, sunscreens and manufacturing practices.
Garth represents New Zealand on the ISO’s Cosmetics Committee TC217 as New Zealand Standards sole representative. Garth also chairs the ISO mirror review group under Standards New Zealand to ensure that New Zealand is well represented in the development of all ISO Cosmetics standards and he serves on the CS 042 Joint Sunscreen Standards committee developing the AS/NZS 2604 2012 revision and published AS/NZS 2604 2021.
Garth provides Good Manufacturing Practice certification for Cosmetics. Garth has worked on the development of the GMP and Cosmetic Compliance Guides under HSNO and has been instrumental in the original development of the Cosmetic Group Standard with the EPA and its subsequent revisions.
Garth can also provide expertise in the application of advertising standards in New Zealand.
Martha understood the potential for environmental consideration in the 90’s graduating with a
Masters in Environmental Engineering.
Her career has spanned sustainable business, manufacturing, supply chain, global sales and
marketing, and the world of advertising.
Having worked in areas of advertising, FMCG marketing, and further up the supply chain sourcing raw
materials, product development, ISO9000 auditing, and ISO14000 EMS, Martha’s combined technical
background and marketing skill is a powerful mix.
Skinnies is Martha and her husband Olly’s brainchild. A revolution in sunscreen, their innovative gel
formulation contains no water providing a new sunscreen experience. And all importantly it’s nice for
If Martha isn’t spending time with the children she’s usually found sitting in the sun (with Skinnies
on!) reading a good book.