Meet the Team

Elizabeth King & Andrea Ferari

esprit Magazine is written and edited by two of the most experienced international Beauty Journalists based in Australia.

Andrea Ferrari, MD and Founder of Esprit Magazine in the UK (1988) and Australia (2004). Winner of Australia’s inaugural Star Beauty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Beauty Journalism 2011. Cosmetic & Perfumery Retailers Association (COPRA) Gordon Whitehead Award Winner 1999 - a UK award which  pays tribute to an outstanding individual whom the organisation feels has made an extra special contribution to the retail beauty industry.

Elisabeth King, Beauty Business Journalist. Winner of the Star Beauty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Beauty Journalism 2012. Three-time winner of the CTFA annual beauty writing award on “The Business of Beauty”, and the CTFA award for writing about men’s grooming. Winner of the inaugural Jasmine Award for excellence in fragrance journalism 2003. Author of Secrets & Lies – All You Ever Wanted To Know About Beauty. Current Beauty/Grooming Editor/Contributor to leading magazines and newspapers in Australia and the UK, including Men’s Style, House & Garden, Readers Digest Health Smart and 


General Manager

Nicci Herrera has over 20 years experience from all aspects of the beauty industry, her love of the industry and the passion for brands was evident when she created Australia's first beauty subscription beauty box back in 2010 lust have it! This dynamic beauty entrepreneur will be bring her expertise to develop esprit Magazine Australia’s audience and work with brands assisting with their marketing strategies when communication with the retail industry audience . 


Beauty junkie and e-commerce veteran Kate Morris, founder and CEO of, had her inspiration to start an online beauty store in 1999 at the age of 21. Today attracts more than 2 million visitors per year and has over 4000 products. Kate was awarded the Telstra Business Women’s Award for Innovation (VIC) in 2014, and was also Telstra’s Young Businesswoman of the Year (VIC) in 2010.


The name Mary Zavaglia is recognised by women all over Australia as one woman they can trust to make them look and feel good. An authority in all facets of beauty reporting, commentary and direction, Mary is both an award winning beauty journalist and hair stylist. During her career she has interviewed some of the most elegant stars including Australia’s Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Miranda Kerr and Kylie Minogue as well as Hollywood stars such as Julia Roberts, Courtney Cox, Andie MacDowell and pop princess Fergie. Mary has built up a reputation as the beauty expert who will try anything once for the good of her readers. She investigates, questions, trials, travels and then reveals all.


Ainslie has worked with brands such as Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, The Refinery and Gentlemen’s Tonic in the UK. In April 2014, she was recognised in Australia for her contribution to Fragrance Journalism, receiving a Jasmine Award for Best Blog 2014. Ainslie is available for spa, fragrance and retail consultancy, product development and fragrance journalism.

ACCORD Australasia Limited

Accord is the national industry association for the Australasian hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products industry representing the full range of products from luxury cosmetics and fragrances to industrial specialties. In keeping with the strong scientific basis of this industry, Accord also adopts a principled, evidence-based approach to policy inputs and representation with governments.