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At Kenneth Green Associates, people are the priceless ingredient. We have 75 staff at our head office in Weybridge and over 25 staff in the field, some of whom have been with us since we were founded in 1990.

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Kenneth Green

Chairman

Kenneth Green began his career in the beauty business working at Parfums Christian Dior. Developing an affinity for all aspects of his profession, he quickly progressed to become Chairman and Vice President of Charles of the Ritz, the company which then owned Yves Saint Laurent and subsequently President of Revlon for Europe and Africa.

In 1990 he established his own company, Kenneth Green Associates, which has since grown to become one of the largest independent perfume and beauty distributor companies in the world and currently enjoys an unrivalled reputation for excellence. In recognition of his success and continued contribution to the fragrance industry, Kenneth is a member of the Fragrance Foundation’s elite Circle of Champions.

He lives in Surrey with his wife Susan and in his leisure time enjoys sailing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Linda Taylor

Managing Director

Born in Scotland, Linda’s passion for the beauty industry was ignited with her very first job as a graduate trainee in Lewis’s Glasgow, part of the old Sears group. She joined KGA in 1995 and became Sales Director in 2000 before being promoted to Managing Director in 2007.

As Managing Director Linda works collaboratively with Kenneth and the other directors to drive the business and run the company from a day to day perspective. This encompasses working to ensure KGA is fully representing every brand to its best advantage, adhering to each brand’s guidelines and strategy whilst ensuring the company maximises its potential in the UK.  From a sales perspective Linda works on strategy, top line negotiation, turnover and sales targets. Linda is also passionate about mentoring and guiding young people within the business.

When she’s not working, she visits family in Scotland and enjoys travel, house renovation projects and long walks with her dog Lucy whom, she adds, is also a member of the KGA family and comes to work with Linda every day.

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Philip Stokes

Finance Director & Company Secretary

Philip joined Kenneth Green Associates in 1992 and is one of the longest-serving members of the company. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

His role involves working closely with both Kenneth and the Managing Director and her team, in order to oversee the smooth running of the company’s business and legal set up.  One of his key focuses is the company’s cash position and projections. In addition, a major part of Philip’s role is to ensure the company complies with company law in respect of accounting, HR, taxation, packaging waste and energy efficiency. He works closely with the company’s professional advisers, particularly its bankers, accountants, auditors and lawyers. Philip also administers the company’s charitable giving.

He lives in Surrey with his wife, and outside work his main interests revolve around family, sport and music.  He keeps active, plays the trumpet, and even sings on occasion.

Clare Horner

Sales Director

Having studied French and Management at Reading University, Clare joined KGA in 2005 after previously holding beauty buying roles at Harrods and British Airways. She has lived and worked in both the UK and France and now divides her time between KGA’s head office in Weybridge and meeting with key retailers around the UK.

Clare’s main responsibilities are to drive sales by working with the marketing team on the future strategy and planning of all brand activity and then implementing this through the direction of the National Accounts and Field Sales Team. Clare is also responsible for training, ensuring that all KGA consultants are trained to the very highest level.

Away from work Clare enjoys a sporting challenge! Time spent with family and friends is also a priority. She adores animals and is a keen supporter of the Dogs Trust and the RSPCA.

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Fabien Callens

Marketing Director

Originally from Nancy in France, Fabien studied for his MBA in London and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He has worked for Kenneth Green Associates since 1996.

In his role as Marketing Director he is responsible for the liaison with KGA’s brands, discussing their international strategies and making sure they are applied to the UK market for maximum gain. He oversees the implementation of all the operational marketing elements, including launch and distribution strategies, in-store animation, price positioning and media selection. With his team, he reports on the brand activities to the brand owners, analyses results, assesses new opportunities and defines further action plans to grow and nurture brands into the future.

He speaks English, French, Spanish and German and likes nothing better than spending time with his family.

Pamela Roy-Jones

Retail Director

Originally from Scotland, Pamela joined House of Fraser as a Management Trainee, eventually working her way up to Regional Manager before leaving to study at Strathclyde University and then joining Charles of the Ritz. She has worked at Kenneth Green Associates since 1991 and in 2012 took on the role of Retail Director.

Pamela’s role involves collaborating closely with the Retail Operations Manager and store groups to oversee all aspects of retail sales, including creating and negotiating space within stores for both new and existing departments, planning sales drives both internally and externally, and guiding and developing all KGA consultants nationwide. She represents Kenneth Green Associates in the retail operations field and spends much of her time travelling to stores around the UK. Driven by her passion for encouraging team members to achieve their goals, Pamela is proud of her contribution to KGA being the number one independent fragrance company in the UK.

In her spare time, Pamela is a member of the Wine Society, a committee member of the local horticultural society and has a keen interest in property renovation.

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Jonathan Lee

Commercial Director

Jonathan was born in Surrey and grew up in South Africa where he attended university and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  After completing his articles with KPMG he moved into commerce and industry working for various FMCG companies in a financial management capacity.  He returned to the UK in 1998 where he completed an MBA.  For the past 17 years, he has worked in the cosmetics and fragrance industry, including Coty Prestige as Finance Director and currently at KGA as Commercial Director.

Jonathan has a multi-faceted role and manages all areas of commercial finance, supply chain and IT.  This includes financial planning, analysis, reporting for all brands and retailers as well as pricing, trade spend, cost management, marketing investment and profit margins.  He is responsible for operational forecasting for all products, new launches and promotional activity and their associated purchasing, logistics and inventory management.

Jonathan is married with two children and enjoys cycling, gardening and travel.

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