Christopher Bailey To Leave Burberry After 17 Years | Fashion News


Christopher Bailey, who has been the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the fashion brand Burberry since 2014, has just announced that he will be leaving the British luxury fashion house, after 17 years.


Despite everything, Christopher won’t leave the company immediately, but it will be a gradual process. Indeed he will work until March 31, 2018, so that he has the time to train the next chief executive officer, Marco Gobbetti on the transition until the end of the year.


It has been the great privilege of my working life to be at Burberry, working alongside and learning from such an extraordinary group of people over the last 17 years“, Bailey declares on the Business Of Fashion. “It has been a truly inspiring place to work and the decision to leave was not an easy one“.


We have to thanks Christopher, because during his career he managed to transform this brand from a small company into a global fashion brand bringing its image into the digital world.


I do truly believe, however, that Burberry’s best days are still ahead of her and that the company will go from strength to strength with the strategy we have developed and the exceptional talent we have in place led by Marco“, Bailey continued. “I would like to thank all my colleagues as well as Sir John Peace and the Board for all their support and faith in me over the years. I am excited to pursue new creative projects but remain fully committed to the future success of this magnificent brand and to ensuring a smooth transition“.








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