UK Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association beefs up team

UK trade body Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) has bolstered its executive team in several key departments.

CTPA’s leadership team is now composed of Director-General Dr Emma Meredith; director of science Caroline Rainsford and director of regulation Nico Shaw Núñez.

The leadership team sets CTPA’s strategic direction, focussing on critical issues in the industry.

Meanwhile, a newly created communications and marketing team is led by new recruit Héloïse Prieur as marketing manager.

Reporting to Caroline Rainsford, Prieur is in charge of external communications, stakeholder and media engagement as well as internal communications and membership engagement.

Prieur’s team comprises communications officer Eleanor O’Connor and membership officer Julia Hewitt.

Elsewhere, Rainsford’s scientific team is composed of scientific affairs manager Francesca Rapolla and Natasha Kilts, who has joined CTPA in the newly created role of scientific project manager.

The scientific team is leading on scientific and chemicals strategy, ingredient management, safety assessment, ‘cosmetovigilance’ and scientific communications.

Meanwhile Shaw Núñez’s team includes international affairs manager Johanna Irigaray, sustainability affairs manager Christine Lawson, environmental affairs manager Rachael McEvoy and regulatory information officer Carys Smith.

They are in charge of the strategy for international and regulatory matters, CTPA’s sustainability strategy, including environmental legislation, UK, EU and international cosmetic regulations and free-trade agreements.

Finally, the financial team is led by Jana Mona in the new head of financial services role, supported by Alex Kadzeya who joined CTPA last year as office services facilitator.

Director-General Meredith (pictured) said: “As we enter a [UK general] election year, where CTPA’s trusted and expert voice is more important than ever and will be heard on many fronts, I am delighted that CTPA members can rely on such a solid and passionate team to deliver our ambitious plans for the future and the continued growth of the UK cosmetics and personal care industry.”

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