Reakiro is extremely excited to announce that Hilary Leam has joined the team as Global Business Development Director.
Hilary has almost 30 years of working in the health, wellness and retail sector, making her an invaluable addition to the Reakiro family. Following her graduation, Hilary started her career at Alliance Boots, the leading British health, beauty and pharmacy retailer.
During her time working with Alliance Boots, which spanned just under 20 years, Hilary enjoyed a number of roles including beauty, trading, marketing and commercial strategy. Early on, Hilary was head of the globally popular cosmetics brand No 7, leading the overnight relaunch in 2005, which saw the brand deliver strong market share growth across both the cosmetics and skincare sectors, establishing the No 7 brand as the leading skincare brand in Boots. With our newly launched ranges of CBD skincare products, Hilary’s expertise in this sector will be the perfect fit.
Following her time working at Alliance Boots, Hilary then went on to be a director at one of Britain’s biggest supermarkets where she led the Health, Beauty & Pharmacy and the General Merchandise business units. Roles included leading teams across Marketing and Trading and she also managed international sourcing, leading the recently established Hong Kong sourcing office.
Hilary then went on to become the Group Trading Director at Holland & Barrett International, a leading health food store across the UK and Europe. Holland & Barrett is a market leading, longstanding go-to for people looking for natural health and wellness supplements, Hilary’s work here oversaw all elements of the commercial mix including innovation, own brand development, sourcing, and supplier partnerships ; one of her proudest achievements was the successful launch of the CBD category for which Holland & Barrett is #1 retailer in the UK.
Hilary is extremely skilled at recognising what the customer needs and delivering a final and successful product, through a fine-tuned management approach. We’re delighted for Hilary to bring her sought-after skills to Reakiro to help in our mission of bringing the natural wonders and benefits of hemp to as many people as possible.
Reakiro is truly delighted to welcome Hilary on board, where she will create and lead our innovation, brands and sustainability agenda. The hemp and CBD industry works tirelessly to gain long-term benefits for their customers and this is exactly what Hilary’s knowledge will enable. She is absolutely delighted to be joining the Reakiro team.
Welcome to the team, Hilary! We can’t wait to begin the fantastic work that we will carry out together.