THE INCREDIBLY INTELLIGENT, DIVERSE, INNOVATIVE AND BUSINESS SAVVY, GILLIAN FRANKLIN, REVEALS WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY.
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Gillian Franklin is recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative marketers with a passion and commitment to supporting women in business. She is Managing Director of her own company – The Heat Group Pty Ltd – one of Australia’s leading personal care companies. The Heat Group is a distributor of a portfolio of cosmetics, skincare and eyewear brands, with products available nationally in every major retailer, as well as internationally and online. Gillian is also an accomplished Company Director.
During the 15 years that The Heat Group has been in operation, Gillian has grown the company from five employees working out of a coffee shop, to a robust, well-resourced company of around 140 employees, complete with its own warehouse and distribution facility, currently distributing some of the world’s leading cosmetic brands. Heat’s brand portfolio includes Max Factor and COVERGIRL (from Procter & Gamble), Bourjois, Essence, Jeanne Arthes fragrances and The Heat Group’s own brands Ulta3, Billie Goat Soap, MUD Makeup Design (which is Exclusive to Woolworths) and OZK.O Eyewear.
In addition to running her own business, Gillian is on the Board of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association of Australia (CTFA), ACCORD, the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix and MTC (Melbourne Theatre Company) and publicly listed TFS, the largest supplier of Sandalwood in the world. She has formerly held Directorships on the Microsurgery Foundation, Neopec and CEDA (Committee for Economic Development of Australia) as well as Chaired the Prime Ministers Gold Medal Access Committee.
Gillian is married with three children, and enjoys a round of golf when she can fit it in.