Barbara Brockway

Director, Personal Care

Applied DNA Sciences


Barbara Brockway feels she knows the failings in supply chains very well. She joined Applied DNA Sciences, New York, 2 years ago having worked for 12 years in speciality chemical distribution as scientific advisor for IMCD (Honeywill & Stein and Optima Chemicals) and with Active Concepts SRL. She first worked for Jim Hayward, the CEO and founder of Applied DNA Sciences, back in 1999 when she managed their development laboratory at his cosmetic ingredient company, Collaborative Laboratories. She joined Huntsman LLC in 2003, managing their cosmetic division in Texas, when the Collaborative Labs were sold to Engelhard (who are now part of BASF). Her career in cosmetics started back in 1993 when she left lecturing at Reading University to join The Body Shop R&D and she is especially proud of the part she played in introducing Hemp for their still very successful Body Shop Hemp range.