The Board of Directors of Mulberry Group plc announced that Bruno Guillon, 46, will be joining Mulberry as Chief Executive with effect from 1 March 2012. Godfrey Davis, currently Chief Executive and Chairman of Mulberry, will continue as non-executive Chairman after a three month handover to ensure a smooth transition.
Bruno Guillon joins Mulberry from Hermès Sellier SARL, the leading French luxury brand where he is Managing Director of Hermès France, responsible for the operations of the Group's French subsidiary, a position he has held for four years. Bruno joined Hermès in 2001 having previously worked at LVMH and Nina Ricci.
Godfrey Davis commented: "I am delighted that Bruno will be joining us as Chief Executive. We have planned our management succession carefully and have been actively searching for the right candidate since the beginning of this year. Bruno brings with him a wealth of luxury goods experience and an ability to drive our ambitious plans for international growth."
Bruno Guillon will be working closely with Creative Director, Emma Hill and the management team who have been responsible for the brand's recent performance. Emma Hill said: "I am really looking forward to working with Bruno, we share the same vision for the brand. He brings an instinctive understanding of quality and an international perspective that will be invaluable in the next stages of our growth."
Bruno Guillon said: "I am delighted to be joining Mulberry and look forward to continuing the dynamic success that the Group has achieved. It is a great English brand with a unique heritage and an exceptional opportunity for growth. I look forward to working with Godfrey, the Board of Directors, Emma and the very talented management team."
Career Bruno Guillon:
2001 to date
2007 to date
Managing Director, Hermès France
2004 to 2007
Chief Executive Officer, John Lobb SA & John Lobb & Co
2001 to 2004
Director of North and South America, Hermès International
1998 to 2001
International Director, Watch & Jewellery Division
1995 to 1998
Nina Ricci International
Area Manager North & South America, Asia
1990 to 1995
Managing Director Spain