Hilary Hall steps down as NHBF chief executive and Richard Lambert announced as successor

Hilary Hall is stepping down as chief executive of the National Hair and Beauty Federation (NHBF) after seven successful years in the role, retiring on September 30. 

Richard Lambert has been appointed the new chief executive of the hair and beauty membership organisation following his leadership role at the National Landlords Association, and will start his new role on October 1. 

Hall’s decision to retire was shared with the NHBF Board earlier this year but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“I’ve loved every minute of my time with the NHBF and working in this wonderful industry,” said Hall. “I’d like to thank Ian Egerton, NHBF President, and the rest of the NHBF Board who have helped to steer us in the right direction, making sure that everything we do is in the very best interest of members.”

She added: “I’m very pleased to be leaving the NHBF in good hands, with the appointment of Richard Lambert. I’m confident that he will continue to grow the NHBF so we can help you to run successful and profitable businesses.”

NHBF President, Ian Egerton, commented: “I’d like to thank Hilary for everything she has done for the NHBF and our members. She has been a pleasure to work with at every level and we wish her all the very best.”

Announcing his appointment, Lambert said: “I’m thrilled to be appointed chief executive and look forward to working with such a vibrant, forward-thinking industry. I’m committed to understanding our members and their concerns, shaping the organisation’s services and communications to support them and creating an open, empowered culture from which we will continue to lobby government for change.”

The NHBF have stated that they will continue to provide help and lobby the government to provide support for hair and beauty salons and barbershops during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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