Conny is a professional, qualified cosmetic chemist and also holds a degree in marketing management. She has been in the cosmetic industry since 1996 where she started work in a cosmetics factory in Johannesburg.
Since 2009 she owns her own consulting company which specializes in formulation development of natural and organic cosmetics. She has assisted many new brands and multinationals to take a product idea to product launch.
She is also the co-author of a patent for a hair care product.
She has been active in various professional associations in the cosmetic industry and has been president of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists of South Africa (Coschem) twice, in 2009 and 2015. She lectures on the cosmetic science diploma course and is a member of the education committee.
As president of the society, she was invited to Japan in 2015 to participate in meetings with IFSCC (International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists). She was also on the steering committee for the IFSCC Congress 2012 which was held in Sandton and hosted international experts and industry visitors.
She has spoken at many conferences especially on the topic of natural cosmetics. She has also attended courses in Europe on the specialties of formulating natural and organic cosmetics.
She is also a full member of the Cosmetics and Toiletries Association of South Africa and is a member of the technical committee.