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GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

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Julie Martin

Founder & Director​
B/Th Dip NZ, Confederation [Eng], ITEC [Eng], Counselling Dip
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Francie Morgan

Infection Control Nurse Educator
RGON, NZCIC, MH Pract-IPC, PG Dip Prof Ethics
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Natasha Bennett

Qualified Beauty Therapist

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Angie

Winnington-Sharp

PHD Chemistry, Physics, Ex: IPL clinic owner UK
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Ruth Nicholson

LSO,
NZQA Qualified Adult Tertiary educator,
Assessor

Julie Martin is a qualified Beauty Therapist Electrologist / Thermologist. She worked in all sectors of the beauty industry since 1983.

During her 36 years as a practising registered beauty therapist, electrologist / thermologist, she had the opportunity to tutor, be a technical adviser, mentor and a trouble-shooter for businesses. Julie judged industry awards and had four very successful clinics of my own.

 

In 2014 she was invited on to the Executive Committee of the N.Z Association of Registered Beauty Therapists and during her time there she was the complaint’s and Liaison Officer.

 

Julie wanted the best support possible for her colleagues in this ever-evolving industry, therefore decided to initiate the New Zealand Board of Professional Skin Therapies.

Francie’s career in infection prevention and control spans 30 years in which she has practiced as a nurse specialist and consulted in infection prevention and control in various New Zealand health care settings, both in public and private sectors. She is familiar with office-based practices and day clinic centres such as those that exist within the beauty therapy industry. She is a lecturer and advisor for the New Zealand Infection Prevention and Control Masters postgraduate programme. She has been an invited guest speaker at Beauty Tech conferences. She offers her passion for excellence in upholding best practice for infection prevention and control and is a respected subject matter expert in her specialty field.

Natasha has spent the past 10 years working in Australia and the United Kingdom in the appearance medicine sector.

With international qualifications in business, training and assessment, infection control and laser science & safety, Natasha is now back in NZ as a part of the Skin Institute group.

Having spent her most recent years as a CQC (Care Quality Commission) registered manager in the United Kingdom, Natasha brings knowledge and experience in best practice to NZ. With a passion to bring governance into New Zealand, alongside her specialist skillset, Natasha is an ideal committee member, assisting NZBPST with our goal to improve regulations and standards for therapists and clinics.

Angie has a PhD in Chemistry and Physics, and have completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Medical Chemistry and Physics, the latter at Cardiff University Hospital. She has been in NZ for 18 months teaching year 12/13 Chemistry (NCEA and iGCSE) and Physics.

 

In addition to this, Dr Angie has an excellent background in University research and consultancy work. She operated extensively in both scientific and medical environments; initially during her doctorate, and then as a research fellow, and further into her  professional employment. The running of her business allowed Dr Angie to incorporate her intrinsic knowledge of specific industries (mainly science, medicine and engineering) with an astute awareness and ability to practice advanced administration and financial organisation.

Known for her work in industry including running Beauty Tech Conference for 6 years, educating Laser & IPL operators in awareness of melanoma; and the importance of therapists working within their scope of practice; Ruth has joined the board to receive the backing needed to continue work towards refined and better regulation and professionalism in industry. Ruth owns NZ Laser Training Institute Ltd and is an NZQA qualified Tertiary and adult educator, she holds an NZQA qualification in workplace assessor. Ruth's background includes role in the beauty and appearance medicine industry for sales and training for 7 years; she has taught laser and IPL since approx. 2005. Ruth also possesses 7 years of pharmacy experience including being a Qualified Pharmacy dispensary Technician.

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