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The Inner Chief

May 31, 2022

In this Best of Series episode, we hear from Angela Buglass, former CEO of Trilogy International, on creating your own destiny, cross-functional experience, and being at the pinnacle of a listed company.


We interviewed Angela in early 2018 when she was the CEO of Trilogy International, the parent company for popular consumer brands across such categories as skincare and luxury home fragrance products.

She is currently the MD of Hello in New Zealand, a women’s health brand, while also serving as the Chair of Cosmetics New Zealand and sitting on the board of The Beauty Collective.

After just over 3 years at Trilogy, Angela went on to become CEO of Antipodes Water.

Her experience also includes roles with leading FMCG players Procter & Gamble, L’Oréal and Estée Lauder, and these roles have taken her all around the world.

In this episode, you’re going to hear Angela talk about:

  • How gaining a variety of experience at smaller organisations was fundamental to her development in landing senior roles at large multinational brands;
  • Her routines and recovery methods that allow her to achieve life balance;
  • What she looks for when recruiting executives to her team; and
  • Why communication and honesty will allow you to be the creator of your own destiny.

Connecting with Angela Buglass

You can connect with Angela via LinkedIn.

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