L’Oréal Australia communications director, Christine Burke, is delighted to announce that she has accepted a global role based in Paris with the L’Oréal Group – the details of which will be announced shortly.
Burke joined L’Oréal Australia in 2002 and has had countless incredible experiences over the years. After leading Public Relations and Communications for the L’Oréal Luxe Division, in 2014, she was asked to join the Country Management Committee as communications director, with the objective of building the brand’s Corporate Communications function into best practice within the Group.
According to Burke, she is genuinely passionate about authentic leadership and corporate social responsibility, which includes the ongoing effort to build gender equality in the corporate workplace landscape.
“My greatest inspiration has been in the storytelling space, unveiling countless new beauty products over the years, along with ground breaking innovation that has reached our many consumers with your expertise across the various mediums we work in today,” she said. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for the incredible stories, features, content, events, and many projects we have worked on over the last 20 years as partners.”
Some career highlights, according to Burke, include the Group's major partnership of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, the launch of L’Oréal for the Future programme, cementing the company’s sustainability commitments, and Beauty for All in 2019, which was its largest corporate event showcasing the essence of each one of its brands and leadership in beauty tech.
Marnie Carroll will take on the role of corporate affairs & engagement director when Burke moves to Paris on July 14, with Burke confident that Carroll will continue to elevate the L’Oréal Australia business reputation in collaboration with L’Oréal’s partners.
Carroll has worked as head of corporate communications with Burke since 2014 and has led L’Oréal Australia’a internal communications as best practice globally. She has also driven many D&I initiatives across the business, including gender equality, pride and reconciliation.