• Meet the Team

Founded and Run by Industry Professionals 

Established in 1977, CIBTAC was created from an identified need to provide relevant, high-quality training within the beauty, complementary & spa industry. We were founded, and continue to be run by, passionate industry professionals.

Mandy Wells - Head of Education

Mandy heads up the CIBTAC team and is putting her recently achieved Diploma in leadership and management to good use. Mandy is currently on maternity leave. She is an experienced teacher and lecturer with over a 'decades' practice in the industry, most recently at the London School of Beauty and Make-up teaching the CIBTAC/CIDESCO programmes. She is passionate about maintaining quality and standards in the education sector and has a wealth of knowledge in the holistic therapies field being a Reiki master and holding a BSC in herbal medicine.

Kerry Lawlor - Education Consultant

Kerry has recently returned to CIBTAC and is working as an Education Consultant for us. Kerry has been a practicing therapist for over 30 years, a lecturer and is also a well- respected CIBTAC examiner. She brings a wealth of experience to the team and advises on quality assurance, compliance and qualification development.

Nichola Sackley - Business Development Officer

Nichola, a former CIBTAC Education Manager, has returned to develop our Business within the UK and International markets. With 22 years's experience in beauty education and industry she is passionate about the quality and standards in both sectors. Nichola is excited to grow the CIBTAC presence across the world!

Natalie Stone - Account Executive

Natalie joined the company at the latter end of 2015, to initially cover maternity leave. Natalie has brought creative flair to the team, having previously worked in the fashion retail and cosmetics industry. As of January 2017, Natalie became a permanent member of the team as Account Executive for Ireland, but has since moved on to supporting the CIBTAC Education Team/Head of Education. You will also find Natalie assisting projects in all areas of the business as well supporting the Account Executive team through improving process and procedures.

Layla Wallace - Account Executive

Layla is the newest member of the CIBTAC team and will be responsible for our Centres in the UK, Europe, Caribbean, South Africa, Mauritius and UAE. Layla recently transferred to CIBTAC from the BABTAC membership team. She originally came from a background of volunteering and counselling and has always had an interest in beauty.

Kim Curtis - Account Executive

Kim previously worked in the beauty department at Gloucestershire College and is a trained therapist herself, so brings plenty of subject specific knowledge to the Account Executive role. Kim has recently changed zones and now looks after all Centres in Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Thailand, NZ and Australia. She is looking forward to the opportunity and challenge of working with international Centres and building new relationships. Kim balances her time between work and being a busy mum.

Daniella Barclay - Account Executive

Daniella looks after our Centres in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Dublin. Daniella comes with a wealth of experience in scheduling and resourcing as well as relationship management.

Vicki Thomas - Endorsed Coordinator

Vicki started in 2016 for CIBTAC's sister company BABTAC as part of the insurance and membership team. After being with the company for 18 months and seeking a new challenge, she moved to CIBTAC as Endorsed Coordinator. Vicki provides administrative Support and advice to our Endorsed Centres. Vicki is a fully qualified Spa therapist and enjoys providing treatments in her spare time.

Nicola Hume - Finance Manager

Nicola joined the company in 2016 and is a finance professional with more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of business sectors. Her priorities are to ensure that the financial health of the company is good, maintaining the efficient and effective management of money to accomplish the goals of the organisation. She is responsible for preparing the financial reports and is keen to consider ways to reduce costs. In 2000, Nicola achieved a BA Honours degree in Business Studies before completing various Accountancy qualifications including certification with ACCA.

Lindsey Hunt - Finance Assistant

Lindsey originally joined the company as our CIBTAC apprentice supporting the team with all aspects of the business, she quickly showed an aptitude for invoicing and the financial side of the business. She now works under the guidance of Nicola to ensure CIBTAC and BABTAC (our sister company) is functioning effectively and the accounts are kept up to date.

Andrea Schubach - Head of Marketing

Having moved from South Africa four years ago, Andrea brings over 15 years’ marketing experience across a variety of industries including membership associations.

Andrea has been with BABTAC & CIBTAC for 2 years, and enjoys the diversity of marketing across both companies and the endless opportunities this dynamic industry provides.

Kate Pullin - Digital Media & Marketing Executive

Kate started within BABTAC's membership team before being promoted to her current role. She brings with her a wealth of experience in graphic design and web development and has already proved to be a great asset in the marketing department.

Clare Harris - Marketing Executive

Clare recently joined BABTAC, she has nearly twenty years marketing experience, she is focusing on the Vitality magazine as well as continuing to grow and develop the BABTAC and CIBTAC brand in the industry. Clare has two children and loves to go for weekends away with family and friends.