Chloe Randall

British Beauty Council announces new chair, Meribeth Parker

By Chloe Randall | 06 April 2022 | News

Meribeth Parker

British Beauty Council has announced that from June 2022, Meribeth Parker will be taking over the role as chair after Jane Boardman, the organisation’s co-founder and chair, will be stepping down after four years in the role.

Meribeth Parker

Meribeth has extensive board experience which includes non- executive directorships for Jimmy Choo plc, Bally and Belstaff.

The newly appointed chair also has a career in publishing and is currently Head of Business Transformation at News UK and has previously held publishing directorships at Hearst. During her career, Meribeth has also been closely involved in supporting and profiling the beauty industry.

“It’s an honour to take on this role. I’m passionate about the beauty industry and committed to raising its profile, improving its reputation and engaging a wide range of stakeholders to help make a difference to the sector,” comments Meribeth.

“Jane and the team at the Council, alongside the board, have achieved so much in the last four years. Thanks to them, the beauty industry’s importance to the economy is now acknowledged and we can move into a new chapter with our heads held high. I look forward to leading the board as we continue to drive change.”

The role of chair at British Beauty Council is to run the board, oversee and manage governance and give leadership and direction to the CEO and the management team. The Chair term is three years but can be extended with the approval of the Council’s members, who granted a year’s extension for Jane whilst the organisation was stabilised post Covid-19, and a new chair was found.

“I am delighted to be handing over the baton to Meribeth who will make a terrific chair. It has been an honour to help found this wonderful organisation and lead it as chair for the past four years,” adds Jane Boardman, the Chair of the British Beauty Council, Communications Strategist and Chief Executive of Talk PR.

“When we formed the Council back in 2018, we had big dreams and set ourselves challenging goals, and I’m proud to say we have achieved way more than even our early optimism allowed for.

“I would like to thank the inspirational Millie Kendall and her wonderful team for making this dream come true. I’d also like to thank the members of the executive board for their commitment and conviction and for being a wonderful support to me as chair. I know that under Meribeth’s guidance the British Beauty Council will continue to go from strength to strength.”