Cosmetics Europe new Director General, John Chave, will officially start on 1 July, succeeding to Bertil Heerink, who left the organisation to pursue other opportunities.

A lawyer by training, Mr. Chave practiced law, initially in London, and then in Brussels before becoming Secretary General of the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU), the European association representing pharmacists and pharmacy owners, in 2006. As Secretary General, he was responsible for all aspects of the policy and management of the Association including members in 34 European countries.

John Chave brings an excellent track record of association management and strong membership relations to Cosmetics Europe. We are confident his experience will help us to further our mission of being an established partner for stakeholders through the active engagement of our members and staff. It is Cosmetics Europe shared goal to earn and preserve consumers’ trust by ensuring the quality, reliability and safety of our products and we look forward to the future,” said Loïc Armand, President of Cosmetics Europe.