Anne Semonin appoints global director of retail and spa operations

French skincare brand Anne Semonin has named Katherine Connolly global director of retail and spa operations.

Connolly, who was previously international business director for British skincare brand Espa, has 30 years’ spa and beauty industry experience. 

Connolly’s career also spans a time with The Soho House Group, where she was part of the team behind the Cowshed brand of day spas and products.

Her role with Anne Semonin will, the company said in a statement, include:

"Being responsible for developing brand strategy, setting up and managing the sales and training teams and developing handling all distributors, spas and concept stores globally”.

Anne Sémonin president Aline Marcadet said of the appointment: “We are delighted to have such a high calibre executive joining our fantastic team.

“I’m sure Katherine’s presence will greatly strengthen the Anne Sémonin brand potential and will help us achieve our aim for the brand: to become a significant world player in the cosmetics and spa market over the few next years.”

Connolly commented: “I’m very excited to be taking on the role of global director of retail and spa operations and to be given the opportunity to develop a change strategy for the brand.

“I look forward to working with all Anne Sémonin’s dedicated staff in this exciting phase of growth."