Lesley Blair - CEO & Chair
Lesley joined the Council in 2012, having been a CIBTAC Examiner for 17 years, and is passionate about high standards and qualifications. Lesley became chair in December 2017.
Lesley is qualified in all aspects of beauty therapy, holding qualifications from CIBTAC, ITEC, IHDC and City and Guilds. As well as running her own salon, Lesley has teaching and assessor qualifications, and continues to spend time as a CIBTAC Examiner. She loves the opportunity to travel and meet new people, learning about their cultures and seeing how the beauty industry operates around the world.
Lesley’s priorities for her term on Council are to help students recognise the importance of world-class qualifications, and for our organisations to be leading the call for self-regulation in the UK.
Lesley sits on the Cosmetics Informed and Empowered Public Sub-Group, part of the Scottish Government's Interventions Expert Group, which was set up following the Keogh Review, and mirrors the work being carried out by Health Education England. Read more about the HEE report here.