Christopher Bailey Leaving Burberry after 16 years
After 16 years at Burberry, Christopher Bailey is leaving Britain’s largest luxury fashion brand. The company announced that Bailey, president and chief creative officer, would resign at the end of 2018.
“As Burberry begins the next decade of its journey, Christopher has concluded that after 17 years, it will be the right time for him to pursue new creative projects. Christopher will remain president and chief creative officer until 31 March 2018, when he will step down from the board. He will provide his full support to chief executive officer Marco Gobbetti and the team on the transition until 31 December 2018,” the brand said in a statement.
Bailey said: “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. Burberry encapsulates so much of what is great about Britain. As an organization, it is creative, innovative and outward-looking. 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.”