Brings in Philips executive.

Breville has appointed Roni Robertson to head of marketing following her role as Philips business manager for male grooming, beauty and garment care, for 10 years. The distribution agreement between Breville and Philips will end on 31 May, 2017.

Breville general manager, Mark O’Kelly said, “Roni’s extensive marketing experience with leading multi-national brands will help Breville Group strengthen its strong hold on the Australian and New Zealand markets.

“This is a critical time for the business with ANZ being the lead region for many new product launches. Roni guided the Philips team at Breville to achieve the number one position in both men’s shaving and garment care categories, and we know she will commit the same drive to her new role at Breville.”

Commenting on her appointment, Robertson said, “I am very excited to continue my work at Breville, not only working on one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading small domestic appliance brands but also to be  part of a team of passionate and dedicated individuals in a company that I enjoy walking into every day.

“I am very proud of my achievements managing the Breville Philips distributed business, and I look forward to applying my strong business acumen and marketing leadership to continue to drive the Breville Australia and New Zealand business.”