esprit Magazine Australia appoints new editor

As esprit Magazine founder and editor, Andrea Ferrari, moves into her new role as editor-at-large, she is delighted to announce her replacement – Michelle Ruzzene.

Formerly beauty editor at The Intermedia Group's Professional Beauty and INSTYLE, Ruzzene has a wealth of experience in the beauty B2B space. She has also previously held roles at ninemsn and Yahoo!7.

“I’ve known Michelle Ruzzene for years – she lights up a room with her smile and she also walks the walk and talks the talk. She has played with the trends, spun her own adaptations, got up-close-and-personal with beauty industry icons and leaders while always giving thought to her story angle”, says Ferrari. “Her content creation is researched and thoughtful. She’s come from an early career in local newspapers and is highly experienced in digital, having worked in the newsrooms at ninemsn and Yahoo! And beauty has filled her professional life from that time and throughout her journalism career on Professional Beauty and INSTYLE hair magazines”.

Michelle says of her new role: “Andrea is an industry icon who founded, nurtured and steered esprit Magazine into the thriving publication and business that it is today. To have the opportunity to take over the reins under her guidance is such a blessing and an honour. Anyone who has met Andrea knows she is an intelligent, business-minded woman with a wicked sense of humour who also has the most beautiful soul.

“As the bible of the pharmacy and department store retail beauty industry, esprit is the go-to publication for all beauty advisors looking to stay up to date with the latest news, launches and happenings on the shop floor and in business. The retailers, the brands, the indie founders are all tapping in to esprit’s content – it’s a flourishing readership I am so keen to get to know personally."

Michelle commences her role on December 1 and can be contacted at: // +61 (0) 402 277 286.

The new beauty editor for Professional Beauty will be announced in due course.