“We found Ellwood Atfield absolutely client-oriented, enhancing and complementing our own actions. Interaction with management at Ellwood Atfield was not only professional but also personally stimulating.”
Loïc Armand, President of Cosmetics Europe and L’Oreal
Ellwood Atfield was approached by Loïc Armand, President of Cosmetics Europe to recruit a new Director General as well as a Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations.
Loïc had read Ellwood Atfield’s ‘Key Success Factors for European Associations’ report, and said he agreed with everything we wrote and so must be qualified to help!
For more than 50 years Cosmetics Europe has been an established European association based in Brussels, representing over 4,000 member companies and associations of different sizes in the cosmetics and personal care industry.
Using our proprietary methodologies to assess European association leaders our team knew that we had to find candidates who were sensitive to public health and consumer concerns, with a strategic mindset to engage with EU policy-makers appropriately and with a personal touch to manage one of Brussels largest secretariats.
We helped the Board of Cosmetics Europe select John Chave as Director General
John was previously the Secretary General of the PGEU, the European association representing pharmacists and pharmacy owners. As Secretary General, he was responsible for all aspects of the policy and management of the Association including members in 34 European countries. With a background in law, a keen mind and a sense of humour, John has already made a very positive impact on the association, and ultimately the industry.
We also helped recruit Diane Watson as Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations
Diane had a distinguished career in public affairs including a long stint at GSK, and is supporting John to exceed member’s expectations.