Christopher Bailey To Leave Burberry In 2018

Christopher Bailey Christopher Bailey To Leave Burberry In 2018Image: hypebeast.com

Burberry has announced that Christopher Bailey, the president and chief creative officer who operated the brand for 17 years since 2001, will be stepping down at the end of 2018. Here is the press statement from Marco Gobbetti, chief executive officer of Burberry:

Burberry has undergone an incredible transformation since 2001 and Christopher has been instrumental to the Company’s success in that period. While I am sad not to have the opportunity to partner with him for longer, the legacy he leaves and the exceptional talent we have at Burberry give me enormous confidence in our future. We have a clear vision for the next chapter to accelerate the growth and success of the Burberry brand and I am excited about the opportunity ahead for our teams, our partners and our shareholders.”

“It has been the great privilege of my life to be at Burberry, working alongside and learning from such an extraordinary group of people over the last 17 years,” said Bailey. “Burberry encapsulates so much of what is great about Britain. As an organisation, it is creative, innovative and outward-looking.”

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