Burberry names Bailey CEO as Ahrendts leaves for Apple

LONDON Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:11am EDT

LONDON Oct 15 (Reuters) - Burberry Group said its chief creative officer Christopher Bailey would become its chief executive, following the departure of its long-standing chief Angela Ahrendts to Apple.

The company said that Ahrendts would step down by mid-2014 after which Bailey would be appointed to the dual role. He will also be joining the board in due course, the company said.