NEW YORK — Coty has appointed longtime company executive Catherine Walsh to fill the newly created position of SVP corporate communications.
"Catherine Walsh has been a key force in creating and developing the American portfolio of Coty Prestige since she began with us in 2001," stated Michele Scannavini, CEO of Coty. "Her passion for all forms of beauty, her natural curiosity and her unique marketing capabilities have all contributed to the growing success of Coty Prestige over the past decade, and they are just some of the characteristics that make me confident in her ability to take on this new role."
In her new position, Walsh has been charged with promoting Coty's corporate image, implementing effective financial communication, piloting Coty Cares, developing digital capabilities and leading internal communications. Serving under her to help achieve those goals is a cross-divisional team that will include representatives from the departments of corporate public relations, corporate sustainability, global digital and employee communication.
Walsh's achievements in her tenure at Coty include reigniting the celebrity fragrance model by establishing a long-standing collaboration with Jennifer Lopez, inventing new concepts and brand territories with Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga, and bringing mega-brands such as Calvin Klein to new heights. She sits on the Fashion Institute of Technology's Industry Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the Chinati Foundation.