Hilary Hall Steps Down as NHBF Chief Executive

by kieran / last updated September 25, 2020

Hilary Hall NHBF Ian Egerton

Following seven years as NHBF’s chief executive, Hilary Hall has announced her retirement commencing September 30. 

Hilary’s decision to retire was shared with the NHBF board earlier this year, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Richard Lambert has been appointed as the hair and beauty membership organisation’s new chief executive following his leadership role at the National Landlords Association.

On the decision, Hilary says, “I have loved every minute of my time with the NHBF and working in this wonderful industry. I’d like to thank Ian Egerton, NHBF President, and the rest of the NHBF Board who have helped to steer us in the right direction, making sure that everything we do is in the very best interest of Members.”

“I’m very pleased to be leaving the NHBF in good hands, with the appointment of Richard Lambert, who will start as Chief Executive on Thursday 1 October,” Hilary continued. “I’m confident that he will continue to grow the NHBF so we can help you to run successful and profitable businesses.”

NHBF President, Ian Egerton says, “I’d like to thank Hilary for everything she has done for the NHBF and our Members. She has been a pleasure to work with at every level and we wish her all the very best.”

Richard says, “I am thrilled to be appointed as Chief Executive for the National Hair & Beauty Federation and look forward to working with such a vibrant, forward-thinking industry. I’m committed to understanding our members and their concerns, shaping the organisation’s services and communications to support them and creating an open, empowered culture from which we will continue to lobby government for change.”

The NHBF have stated that they will continue to provide help and lobby the government to provide support for hair and beauty salons and barbershops during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Read their statement on ensuring the industry follows government guidelines.

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