Association leadership in the new decade (panel discussion)

Jacinta King (President) – Cosmetic Nurses Association (CNA)
Tina Viney (CEO) – Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN)
Julie Martin (Chair) – New Zealand Board of Professional Skin Therapists (NZBPST)
Jennifer Byrne (President) – Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians (ASDC)

Professor Terry Everitt

Over the past 24 months the world has experienced incredible changes due to the global pandemic and beyond. These challenges have brought about a new focus on the important role that industry peek bodies play in providing meaningful support to their members and constituents. This panel discussion will explore the current industry changes that industry bodies have identified and the role, responsibilities and focus of each body. The panel will review:

  • Current industry challenges and potential solutions
  • How redefining and updating industry standards is the essential tool in creating a more credible professional community
  • The new focus on Ethics and Standards underpinning consumer safety and industry recognition
  • The issue of regulatory pursuit and the role of self-regulation
  • Why industry collaboration is essential in new decade.
About Jacinta King, Tina Viney, Julie Martin, Jennifer Byrne

Jacinta King: President, Cosmetic Nurses Association (CNA)

Jacinta’s extensive leadership and management skills were initially developed as an Officer in the Australian Air Force. Since then, she has worked in senior roles within Queensland Health instrumental in the planning and commissioning of the newly built 750 bed Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Jacinta has been a Director of her own cosmetic business since 2016 and more recently is a treating senior nurse at Artisan Aesthetics Group. This experience demonstrates a confident leader and businesswoman, with professional communication abilities and an ability to collaborate and lead multidisciplinary teams.

Jennifer Byrne: Chairperson, Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians (ASDC)

Jennifer is a lecturer and the clinical coordinator for the Dermal Science and Therapy Discipline for the College of Health & Biomedicine at Victoria University (Melbourne). This role involves liaising with industry to develop opportunities and recognition for Dermal Clinicians working with clients in skin health, integrity, and management within health care, including plastics and community health care.  Jennifer’s teaching and research interest areas focus on the clinical and an interdisciplinary approach to Dermal Therapy including clinical governance and standardising practice.

Julie Martin: Chairperson, New Zealand Board of Professional Skin Therapies (NZBPST)

Julie has over 37 years of experience both as a practitioner, tutor and technical adviser, mentor, and trouble-shooter for businesses within the beauty and aesthetics industry.  Having served on association boards she has extensive experience as a Liaison Officer to Councils and Government agencies, where she represented the industry at Council workshops, mediated complaint resolutions, written reports for Health regulatory boards, Disputes Tribunal, Health and Disabilities Commission and appeared as an expert witness in civil court cases.  Julie believes that creating a healthier industry that strengthens the integrity and identity of the profession and advocates best practice for the industry requires changes to be implemented to reflect those needs. With the support and encouragement of other like-minded professionals, Julie initiated the launch of a new industry body – the New Zealand Board of Professional Skin Therapies, which she founded and chairs.

Tina Viney: CEO, Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN)

Tina has both broad and specialised experience in industry standards and education, which she has gained over 48 years of service on association boards within the aesthetics industry, and through her contribution to the process of regulations with government agencies.  In the past 28 years, her focus has been on governance, qualifications, and regulation. Through her foresight into industry changes, she identified that the aesthetics industry was evolving towards allied health and this would require higher education to protect the future of skin and age-management practitioners from their services moving exclusively into cosmetic medicine. In 1994 she approached the New England University to develop a degree qualification resulting in the launch in 1995 of the first Bachelor qualification with its own aesthetics nomenclature.  This elevated the status of the profession to move forward on a stronger scientific foundation. Today, there are several degree programs in clinical aesthetics and dermal therapies.  Tina is a strong advocate of the important role which industry bodies play in defining and advocating standards that will best serve their industry for the purpose of safety and efficacy in the practices they perform while supporting the reputation of the profession and protecting its future.