Meet the Business Judges | The Industry Awards 2022

The Industry Awards team are excited to introduce you to the panel of judges for our business awards this year!

We're honoured to have so many talented judges on board, all bringing with them years of experience and dedication to the hair, beauty and barbering industries. Keep reading to find out more about them.

Audrey Hill

Audrey Hill

Audrey is the National Commercial Manager for Kérastase, and in her 20th year with the L'Oreal Professional Products division.

“It’s a huge honour to be a member of the judging panel again. I’m excited to see the talent of this year’s entries, and their passion for this dynamic industry.”

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Malcolm Gibbons

Malcolm has dabbled in many areas of our industry. When he first started, he was working with a salon-specific product supplier, helping salon owners with products, and providing business advice and in-salon training.

Malcolm then ventured into salon ownership. For over 16 years he worked to triple the floor space of his flagship salon and increased revenue by over 470% per week!

He’s also been successfully coaching hair and beauty salons in sales growth, service delivery, time management, culture change and all other aspects of salon business ownership for over ten years.

“I'm looking forward to judging the Industry Business Awards again as I never get tired of seeing the great results come in. The passion and quality that salon owners and their teams bring to 'Doing Business' is always a thrill and very inspiring.”

Seumus Cooney

Seumus Cooney

Seumus started out in the industry in 1994 working for Combined Salon Supplies, and not long after that, he moved to Wella!

Seumus has now spent 23 years at the company in a number of roles, from Sales Consultant through to Senior Sales Consultant, Key Account Manager, and since 2012 has led a fantastic team of frontline support as NZ Regional Manager. He works with a wide number of brands including System Professional, Nioxin, Sebastian, SP, Wella Professionals and Clairol.

Supporting training and capability has always been a priority for Seumus and he feels his involvement with The Industry Awards is another way to do that. Seumus has judged the business categories many times, so he brings years of judging experience to the panel.

“I feel honoured to judge these awards and have an intimate view into just how exceptional our industry really is.”

The Industry Awards 2022

Join us for an evening of glitz and glamour as we get together to celebrate the best business, training and creative talent in the industry!

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