THE WHAT? Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has appointed Chris Read as Vice President General Manager of Commercial, ELC UK & Ireland, effective 1st January, 2023.
THE DETAILS Reid will be responsible for leading retailer partnerships across all ELC UK & Ireland brands and functions. The beauty exec is currently Vice President General Manager for Tom Ford Beauty, Le Labo, Kilian Paris and Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle for the UK & Ireland.
He will continue to report directly to Sue Fox President of ELC UK & Ireland in his new role.
THE WHY? The appointment follows the decision by Janet Saunders, current Vice President General Manager for Commercial, to retire following 22 years with the company.
Fox stated, “Chris is an accomplished leader who has successfully created exceptional customer experiences since joining the company in 2019. His proven expertise in growing teams, ensuring operational excellence and telling inspirational brand stories have been instrumental to the success of Tom Ford Beauty and our luxury artisanal fragrance brands in the UK & Ireland. This makes him very well-positioned to take on the role of Vice President and General Manager of Commercial.