The Kao Salon Division is centralising its Australian and New Zealand teams under one hub and leadership team that serves both growing salon markets. Under an executive team comprised of Rita Marcon, Alexandra Zuban and Linda Foschini, this talented trio will lead this collaboration to the benefit of Goldwell, KMS, and Kao more generally over both regions.

Rita Marcon has been named Associate Director of Channel Strategy – Marketing and Education – Australia and New Zealand. She boasts a 20 year career with the company as Director of Education and offers extensive brand, industry and education experience and knowledge for this vital role in leading the operation.

Alexandra Zuban is the new Marketing Manager – Australia and New Zealand, after serving as Senior Brand Manager since 2017. Alex is an expert in marketing, branding and PR across a range of sectors in her 18 year career, which will propel the company ever more forward.

Linda Foschini has been named Channel Manager – Australia and New Zealand, moving from a role in retail brand management that she has held since 2017. She brings a decade of marketing and customer experience to her new role, with a passion for and expertise in analytics, sales and partnerships.

More broadly, the team will align with the Country Manager Australia – Justin Anderson and Country Manager New Zealand – Jane Wicks, creating a diverse and comprehensive group to oversee the future of the brands.

“Under Rita’s leadership, Channel Strategy of the new Pacific hub will be in good hands as our business in the region continues to expand,” said Trevor Attenborough, VP, Commercial, Kao Salon Division Americas and Acting General Manager of the ANZ Hub. “The ability to share resources and synergize will enable this talented team to do even more to help our salons grow in an important market.”