Bailey Starts as Burberry CEO

by Harry Sheff

Christopher BaileyChristopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative officer since 2009, officially added CEO to his title as former chief executive Angela Ahrendts leaves for Apple.

Bailey, 42, joined Burberry as design director in 2001 and was named creative director in 2004. He was a women’s wear designer at Gucci and Donna Karan before coming to Burberry.

Ahrendts announced that she was joining Apple as SVP of retail and online stores last October.