Leigh Kite: General Manager – Personal Care, Comvita New Zealand Ltd
Leigh has over 25 years experience in the health & beauty industries. Her introduction to the beauty industry was working as a translator for Tokyo-based cosmetics company Ohyama International Products.
On returning to New Zealand in 1984 she held a variety of sales and marketing management roles with major multinational brands YSL, Oscar de la Renta, Elizabeth Arden, Amway, Revlon, Givenchy & Nina Ricci. In 2001 she made a career change, switching to the natural health industry, to work with Australasian brands Healtheries and then Blackmores.
Leigh joined Comvita in 2005 and soon after was able to combine her twin passions of beauty and natural health in the creation of a new natural skincare range that debuted on international markets in 2008.