As not-for-profit companies, BABTAC and CIBTAC are managed by a Council of duly elected members who delegate the day-to-day management of both companies to a team of highly skilled staff based at our head office in Gloucester. 


The BABTAC and CIBTAC Council consists of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Financial Director and other duly elected professionally qualified members. 

Remember to look out for the notice of our AGM, which is held in June each year. BABTAC members can attend the AGM, and the following types of membership are also entitled to vote at the AGM: full members, specific skills members, fellow members and honorary members. 


Members can view the company documents anytime by signing in using their membership number and password, these include notice of AGM, details of accounts and the rules and code of ethics to which members must abide. AGM documentation is also available to members at all times. 

We are always looking for more members to get involved in BABTAC and CIBTAC by becoming advisors to the Council, expert spokespeople, or contributing to our magazine - Vitality.  If you’d like to become more involved in BABTAC and CIBTAC, please email or call the marketing team on 01452 623110 (option 5).


Meet the 2016-17 BABTAC and CIBTAC Council

Jason Phillips - Chairman

 Jason Phillips BABTAC Chairman 2016

Jason took over as Chairman in January 2015, having joined the Council in 2010. The former IT professional turned intimate male waxer set up his West Country-based business - The Back and Beyond - in 2009. His mission is to deliver the most professional and comfortable specialist waxing treatments available. He is passionate about encouraging men to see the beauty industry as a worthwhile career choice, raising industry standards and ensuring that practitioners receive the recognition their professionalism deserves. 


I want to show men that this industry is a fascinating and rewarding career choice. Being involved with the UK's longest running and highest quality association, which also offers worldwide recognised beauty qualifications, is a great opportunity to achieve this.


Lesley Blair - Vice Chair

Lesley Blair - Vice Chair BABTAC 2016

Ayrshire-based Lesley joined the Council in 2012, having been a CIBTAC Examiner for 17 years, and is passionate about high standards and qualifications. 

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.

In 2005, Lesley achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Finance – which has not only helped her develop and grow her own business, but makes her a great resource for BABTAC & CIBTAC Schools and Centres to call on for advice.  This hasn’t changed Lesley’s career aspirations though – her heart is still deeply embedded in the beauty industry, and she loves that CIBTAC Examining gives her 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

John Lomer - Financial Director

John is an accountant with wide experience in industry and corporate finance. He trained with KPMG in London and was formerly group finance director of Finsbury Food Group PLC and previously finance director at Marlborough Stirling Group PLC. He is chairman of a metals business in the West Midlands and has interests in telecoms, IT and manufacturing.

Tony Duffin - Company Secretary

Tony is a professional member of the Council, and was appointed as Company Secretary in February 2012. Tony is a Chartered Accountant, and has extensive insurance experience. His priorities are to ensure that BABTAC and CIBTAC meet their legal and regulatory responsibilities.

Lynn Kimpton

Lynn has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, with the majority spent teaching in further and higher education in both the private and public sector. She has been a CIBTAC examiner for 19 years, is qualified in Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Nail Technology, and currently owns a salon in Cornwall. Lynn is passionate about raising standards and supports Team UK as a performance coach and team leader, working towards Worldskills International competitions.

Kelly Shaw

Founder of Hampshire’s award-winning boutique salon k:SPA, Kelly’s focus on customer service, creative techniques and CPD has allowed the organisation to flourish. By creating a positive and dynamic atmosphere, based on motivation and inspiration, k:SPA has been recognised as a Regional Employer of the Year and continues to grow through exceptional performance by every member of the team. Kelly has more than 20 years’ experience and maintains an active interest in researching new industry techniques, treatments and technologies.