Burberry senior executive to step down

Burberry pretax profits down 62% for first half
The business said its first half year had been “underpinned by strong cash and cost discipline".
// Burberry’s senior independent director Jeremy Darroch is set to resign
// Carolyn McCall, ITV chief executive, will assume Darroch’s role from July 15

Burberry independent non-executive director and senior independent director Jeremy Darroch is to step down due to other executive commitments.

Darroch has been the chief executive at Sky since December 2007.

He will not stand for re-election in July at Burberry’s annual general meeting.

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Darroch joined the board in February 2014, before becoming senior independent director in July 2017.

Carolyn McCall, who has been an independent non-executive director since September 2014 will assume the role of senior independent director with effect from July 15.

McCall has been the chief executive of ITV since 2018.

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