At the Society of Cosmetic Scientists' (SCS) 2014 Annual General Meeting in London, the 2014/2015 officers and council were elected.
Emma Meredith, PhD, VP of the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association and Cosmetics & Toiletries columnist, was elected president of the SCS. Stephen Barton of Skin Thinking Ltd was elected vice president of the SCS. The honorary secretary will be Ruth Borner, PhD, of Lehvoss UK (Paroxite Division), while the honorary treasurer will be Judi Beerling of Organic Monitor. Those continuing on office are: immediate past president Barbara Brockway, PhD, IMCD UK Ltd.; secretary general Gem Bektas; administrative assistant Mel Cheekoory; honorary auditor Susan Hurst; assistant honorary editor of the IJCS Majella Lane, PhD, from UCL School of Pharmacy; and social secretary Sarah Gladstone from Rahn UK Ltd.
Additional members of the council will include Jackie Searle of IMCD UK Ltd. and Nick Lawson of Unifect Ltd. Continuing members of council are: Grace Abamba, Tesco; Cuross Bakhtiar, PhD, Harley Street Cosmetic; Mojgan Moddaresi, PhD, Cosmetics Innovations & Technologies Ltd.; Daksha Patel, Crestchem; and Andrew Postles, Hampshire Cosmetics Ltd.