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Estée Lauder’s EVP & General Counsel Deirdre Stanley steps down to enter "new chapter"

Chloe Burney
12 March 2024

The Estée Lauder Companies has today announced that Dierdre Stanley is stepping down as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective 2 April 2024, to "embark on a new chapter".

"Deirdre is a highly respected leader and colleague across our organisation and industry," said Fabrizio Freda, President and CEO.

"Since joining ELC in 2019, she has made many significant contributions to the company through her business acumen, knowledge of the legal landscape, and thoughtful counsel."

Over the past four and a half years, Stanley has been responsible for leading the company’s legal strategy and security teams globally, providing her expertise on a wide range of matters.

She has served as a trusted strategic advisor to members of ELC’s senior leadership team, the Lauder family and the Board of Directors on both the "art and science of navigating complex global legal issues".

Before she took the role at Estée Lauder, which was her first in the beauty realm, Stanley sat on the board of Con Edison, Hospital for Special Surgery and Thomson Reuters.

William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman at ELC, said: "Deirdre is a highly sought-after mentor, collaborative colleague, and respected advisor, and has elevated our work around the world, cultivating talent within both the Legal function as well as across our organisation.

"Among her many accomplishments, she has played an active role in leading the culture of our ELC community and our company’s initiatives in Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, including serving as an Executive Sponsor of our NOBLE employee resource group."

Dierdre Stanley's successor is set to be revealed at a later date.

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