Career advice: How I became THG's CEO of Beauty

By Sarah Parsons 8-Dec-2021

From graduate programme to the boardroom, in partnership with CEW UK, here is Rachel Horsefield became the beauty of boss of British e-commerce conglomerate

The Hut Group acquired Cult Beauty in August

Rachel Horsefield is the CEO of Beauty at THG, formerly known as The Hut Group.

Prior to joining the British cosmetics and wellness brand owner in 2014, she was previously E-commerce Manager for Beauty at Boots.

"I love everything about the beauty industry but especially the pace at which it moves and the amount of change that has happened in recent years," she tells Cosmetics Business.

"My first role was via the Boots graduate programme, which gave me a great foundation from which to learn and progress."

Here, in association with CEW UK, Horsefield shares what she believes are the most essential skills a cosmetics industry professional can possess and how to become a leader in beauty.


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