Groupe SEB Australia and New Zealand managing director, Cecile Goron Vaucelle, will step down from her role after three years with Groupe SEB sales director, Joe Tizzone promoted to take the helm, effective 1 April 2020.

Tizzone joined the company in May 2019 after a two-year stint with BRP Asia Pacific – a global leader in powersports vehicles. Prior to that he held numerous roles at Olympus over more than 13 years, most recently as general manager between 2014 and 2017.

In a statement shared with Appliance Retailer, Goron Vaucelle said the time had come to take on a new challenge and opportunity abroad.

“I am confident that I am leaving the business in a strong position for continued success. As such, I have the pleasure of announcing that Joe Tizzone will be promoted to Groupe SEB Australia New Zealand managing director. I wish him strong success in his new position.

“The last years have been a fantastic opportunity for me and I have thoroughly enjoyed working in Australia and learning from the local retail market. I feel fortunate to have worked with some truly talented people within our organisation and across the industry.”