CEW announces 2015 Achievers

Image: Geraldine Howard

Beauty industry association Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) has announced the winners of its annual Achiever Awards. The achievers will be honoured at the 14th annual ceremony in London on 2 November.

Aromatherapy Associates chairman and founder Geraldine Howard will be honoured for her passion and dedication to the beauty and wellness industries over four decades. Vasiliki Petrou, senior vice president of Unilever’s Prestige branch also made the list. She leads brands at the personal care giant including Dermalogica and Regenerate as well as multiple other projects.

Founder of organic skincare brand Pai, Sarah Brown, has been recognised for her building the brand from her garage at home to where it is now – exporting to 40 countries and with a list of high-profile fans. Finally, Margaret Attwooll, general manager of Parfums Christian Dior, is described as “an industry leader in the world of fragrance”. She heads up the fragrance team at Dior and is also a board member of The Fragrance Foundation UK.

The Lifetime Achiever Award will be given to Mary Greenwell, an influential make-up artist credited with creating new trends on the catwalks. Greenwell has worked with supermodels Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, and was involved with Princess Diana’s first Vogue cover. She has collaborated with brands including Chanel, Tom Ford and Estée Lauder.

Stephen Quinn, publishing director for Vogue at Condé Nast Publications, will be given the Special Industry Award for his work at the Vogue’s helm since 1991. Described as a “driving force in the magazine industry”, Quinn has overseen the beauty pages of some of the world’s most popular consumer magazines for a quarter of a century.

The ceremony will take place at the Jumeriah Carlton Tower in London.