Burberry names new CEO

Burberry has named Jonathan Akeroyd as its new chief executive. 

Akeroyd is currently the boss at Gianni Versace and will take the new role in April 2022.

Marco Gobbetti will leave Burberry at the end of the year, having been at the group for almost five years.

“Jonathan is an experienced leader with a strong track record in building global luxury fashion brands and driving profitable growth,” said Chairman Gerry Murphy.

“He shares our values and our ambition to build on Burberry’s unique British creative heritage and his deep luxury and fashion industry expertise will be key to advancing the next phase of Burberry’s evolution.”

Akeroyd said: “I am honoured to be joining Burberry as chief executive officer.

“I have long admired Burberry’s position as the most iconic British luxury brand and I have a deep affection for its storied heritage.

“I am looking forward to returning to London, where I first built my career in the luxury industry, to join a talented team with ambitious plans for the future and a strong platform to accelerate growth.”

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