// Burberry CFO Julie Brown will be leaving Burberry next year to take up an opportunity outside of the luxury industry
// The process to identify her successor is already underway and further updates will be “announced in due course”
Burberry has said that chief operating and financial officer Julie Brown is set to step down in April 2023 after six years.
According to the luxury fashion retailer, Brown is leaving the company to take up an opportunity outside of the luxury industry and the process to identify her successor is already underway and further updates will be “announced in due course”.
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Brown said: “It has been a privilege to serve as Burberry’s CO&FO. As a group, we have strengthened our brand and business and taken an industry-leading position in sustainability. I am particularly proud of our work to navigate Burberry through the pandemic, remaining true to our values and delivering transformational change across Finance, IT, Burberry Business Services and Responsibility. I would like to thank Gerry, Jonathan, the Board, my colleagues and above all my team for their partnership. I am fully committed to continuing to support them until the close of our financial year.”
Burberry chair Gerry Murphy said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Julie for her very significant contribution to Burberry’s transformation, including her central role in delivering our sustainability ambitions. Julie has built a strong financial base for the next chapter of Burberry’s growth under Jonathan’s leadership.”
Chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd said: “Julie has played a key role in positioning Burberry for growth, supported by a high-quality team. I would like to personally thank her for the support she has provided me since I joined six months ago. I look forward to building on the strong foundations we have in place to realise Burberry’s full potential.”