Burberry announces that Carolyn McCall is to join the Board as a non-executive director and member of each of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees with effect from 1 September 2014.
Carolyn is Chief Executive Officer of easyJet plc, a position she has held since July 2010. Prior to easyJet, Carolyn held a number of roles at Guardian Media Group plc including Chief Executive from 2006 to 2010. Carolyn has also previously served as a non-executive director of Lloyds TSB, Tesco PLC and New Look plc.
Sir John Peace, Chairman, said, "We are very pleased to welcome Carolyn to the Board. Her experience of leading global companies, combined with her knowledge of consumers, travel, media and general management expertise will be great assets as we enter this next exciting phase of Burberry's global growth and continue to focus on delivering long term shareholder value."