The Judges

Gary Conroy

Originally a biotechnologist and EEC researcher, Gary has spent 16 years in pharmaceutical sales, marketing and research and been involved in multiple drug launches. He has spent 15 years working in medical aesthetics and was pivotal in the acquisition of PLLA at Sanofi-Aventis where he was head of medical aesthetics. He developed and executed the launch and scaling strategies prior to the business being sold to Valeant. Gary co-founded 5 Squirrels Ltd in 2014, a start-up company which supports healthcare professionals working in medical aesthetics to build their brands, increase patient recruitment and retention with a novel approach to launching their own brand skincare products. The company has launched over 150 skincare brands internationally.

Dr John Curran

Dr John Curran is a cosmetic dermatologist, the lead physician at the Aesthetic Skin Clinics, UK and Ireland, and chairman of the Healthxchange Group. He is a past president and Fellow of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and has over 20 years’ experience in the specialty.

Dr Julian De Silva

Dr Julian De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon. He studied medicine in London at Guy's, King's & St Thomas's Medical School and went onto work in many central London hospitals before fellowship training in London, Los Angeles and New York. Dr De Silva has also led a number of innovations including research into the use of laser technology and stitch-less tissue adhesives. Dr De Silva continues to teach and lecture in facial cosmetic surgery in the UK, US and other international conferences.

Mark Devlin

Mr Mark Devlin is a consultant cleft and maxillofacial surgeon and honorary clinical senior lecturer. His clinical training has been comprehensive in the management of facial disfigurement and aesthetic dissatisfaction and during his higher surgical training he was awarded a clinical research Fellowship by the Chief Scientist Office. He has an independent practice managing all aspects of facial surgery including non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments.

Jeff Downie

Mr Jeff Downie is a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has a specialist interest in facial aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. He practises facial surgery in Glasgow and his NHS sub-speciality is facial deformity and post-traumatic facial reconstruction. In addition, he treats skin cancers, salivary gland disease and is trained in all aspects of hard and soft tissue oral-facial surgery.

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Key Dates

  • Entries Open 1st May
  • Entries Close 28th June
  • Finalists announced and voting opens 2nd September
  • Voting and Judging Close 31st October
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony 7th December

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