Published: 23 March 2023  (Updated: 24 March 2023)

CTPA Welcomes New Chair and Vice-chair

The CTPA is pleased to announce that a new Chair was elected at the Association’s Board of Directors’ meeting on 21 March 2023 together with a new Vice-chair. 

Thierry Cheval, Managing Director & Chairman L’Oréal UK & Ireland, has been appointed as Chair, taking over from the previous incumbent,  Debbie Rix, who has moved from her role at Kao and therefore resigned from the CTPA Board at the beginning of March 2023. 

In-coming CTPA Chair, Thierry Cheval commented:
“I am honoured to take the role of CTPA Chair, and I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the talented CTPA team, the wider Board and all members.

“It has never been more important to have an active and responsible cosmetic industry and to work together to ensure that the industry continues to act to protect the consumer and the environment, whilst allowing for the continued development of innovative products that are essential for health and self-esteem.  The Personal Care sector plays a critical role in society, from its value and contribution to the economy, to offering employment opportunities, to the wellbeing of consumers. I am fully committed to supporting a positive and progressive future for the industry.”

Chris Barron, General Manager Personal Care Unilever UK&I, has been appointed to the role of second Vice-chair, taking the place of Thierry Cheval.

Chris Barron commented: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to serve as Vice-chair of the CTPA, having been a board member for over five years. Unilever has had a longstanding and strong relationship with the CTPA and I am looking forward to contributing further to the valuable work it undertakes for the industry as a whole.”

Current CTPA first Vice-chair, Anna Bartle, and Treasurer, Andrew Field, will continue in their roles to support the new Chair until the current end of term for all roles in June 2024.

The CTPA would like to thank Debbie Rix for her support and direction as Chair over the past three years, and in particular her advice and guidance to the CTPA team during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Emma Meredith, Director-General of the CTPA, commented: 

“I am very much looking forward to working with Thierry Cheval as Chair having already seen the benefit of his wealth of expertise and advice during his time as Vice-chair over the past year. I am really pleased that Anna Bartle and Andrew Field are happy to remain in post and that Chris Barron has become a Vice-chair. Yet again we are fortunate to have an extremely expert and experienced team of Officers.”

“I would also like to thank Debbie Rix for her time and advice generously given to me personally and also for the encouragement and support of the CTPA Leadership Team to highlight the level of insight on complex regulatory and technical aspects that would be helpful to members at a business level.”


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