Speaker Group: Inform.

Geoff Briggs

Geoff spent almost 30 years conducting scientific research in an academic environment developing his skills as a molecular biologist and biotechnologist, with 13 years dedicated to the study of the bacterial DNA replication and repair. In 2014, he left the academic world to join Walgreens Boots Alliance, and has spent the last 9 years immersed… Read more »

Hedy Scheck

Hedy Scheck became a part of MyMicrobiome in 2021, following years of dedicated service across various industries including pharmaceuticals, education, and tourism, where she held executive leadership roles at the C-level. Her professional journey boasts remarkable accomplishments, particularly within the healthcare sector. Notable among these is her pioneering contribution in 2011 to the development of… Read more »

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is Formulation Manager Research at the No7 Beauty Company, Walgreens Boots Alliance. He has a degree in Chemistry from Nottingham University and has worked in varied formulation roles for major Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Cosmetic companies. Throughout his career at Walgreens Boots Alliance, he has worked on many different areas of innovation particularly in… Read more »

Julie Bell

Julie is a accomplished Technical professional with over twenty years’ experience in the cosmetics and hard good product categories spanning Quality, NPD, Innovation and R&D across retail manufacturing, suppliers and brands. . Specialising in colour cosmetics and skincare, but experienced across other categories including fragrance, bath & body, and all areas of non apparel in… Read more »

Dr Barbara Brockway

Dr Brockway is a keen innovator with over 25 years’ experience in personal care. She is fascinated by the microbiome and the impact of omics and AI on the beauty industry.  She is proud to have chaired many international scientific meetings and to be a Fellow Member and Trustee of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists… Read more »

Victoria Brownlie

Victoria has more than fifteen years of experience influencing government policy and lobbying on issues from animal welfare to local government, the construction sector and business. During the pandemic, Victoria was instrumental in securing vital financial support and reliefs for the personal care sector, working with governments in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to… Read more »

Andrew McDougall

Andrew is an innovative, competent and successful analyst and journalist, with a particular focus on the beauty sector. Since joining Mintel in 2016, he has led the team on trends, delivered projects to clients around the world, featured at the biggest and best beauty industry events, and brings over a decade of experience in the… Read more »

Olivia Santoni

Olivia Santoni has an extensive knowledge of the cosmetics industry globally and over 20 years of practical experience. She studied business law and healthcare product law before specialising in regulatory affairs. She started her regulatory career working as a medical device regulatory inspector at the French Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des Produits… Read more »

Julia Wray

Julia Wray has more than 15 years’ experience writing about the cosmetics and personal care industries for B2B platforms. As Editor of Cosmetics Business (published by HPCi Media, a Claverley Group Company), she covers the most interesting developments in the beauty industry with a particular focus on cosmetic science and supply.