Christopher Bailey new Burberry-CEO
15 Oct. 2013
Christopher Bailey new Burberry CEOBritish luxury fashion company Burberry has appointed Christopher Bailey as its new CEO. Angela Ahrendts will step down as CEO by the middle of 2014 to take up a new position with Apple.
Bailey has been at Burberry since 2001 and has been Chief Creative Officer for the past six years, a role he will maintain in addition to his new role as CEO. He has overseen all consumer-facing activities, including product design and development, creative marketing, store design, consumer technology and digital innovation. He will be joining the Board in due course.
Christopher Bailey commented: “I am profoundly moved and humbled to be asked to take on the CEO role at this company that means so much to me. I also feel privileged to be keeping my role as chief creative officer, as I believe that creativity and innovation have been at the heart of our success in the last ten years and will be even more so in the decade ahead.”
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