The Estée Lauder Companies, which recently announced new Clinique leadership under Jane Lauder, announced Chris Good has been promoted to president, United Kingdom and Ireland, and Sandra Main has been promoted to global brand president, La Mer. Their new roles became effective on January 1, 2014.
Since 2012, Good has held the position of managing director, United Kingdom (U.K.) and Ireland, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s business in its largest market outside the U.S. Good has been with the company for more than 20 years, holding various senior level positions globally, including general manager of Russia and senior vice president, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. In his new role, Good will continue to report to Cedric Prouvé, group president, international, The Estée Lauder Companies.
“Chris has been instrumental in recognizing huge areas of growth for the U.K. and Ireland, helping to expand our business in this very important heritage market,” said Prouvé. “His widely respected intelligence, strong understanding of the landscape and his strategic and inspiring leadership will help take the U.K. and Ireland to its next level of growth.”
Main has been promoted to global brand president, La Mer. She has held the position of senior vice president, general manager, La Mer since 2009, leading the global growth of the brand, including the creation of the brand’s most recent innovations and spearheading the introduction of new product categories. In her new role she will continue reporting to John Demsey, group president, Estée Lauder, MAC, Tom Ford Beauty, Prescriptives, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone, Smashbox, and Bumble and Bumble.
Main started at The Estée Lauder Companies in 1995 as the Hong Kong brand manager for MAC. During her 12 years with the brand, she held a number of senior positions and was a key contributor to the international growth of MAC. She later assumed the position of senior vice president, Bobbi Brown International, before joining the La Mer brand.
“Sandra’s leadership has made the very special La Mer brand a must-have for women around the world who want the best in luxury skin care,” said Demsey. “She is an expert in building brand equity globally and converting La Mer’s aspirational positioning into meaningful consumer experiences around the world. Her leadership is best-in-class and I believe she will be hugely successful in her new position.”
Both Good and Main are members of The Estée Lauder Companies’ executive leadership team.