Harvey Nichols appoints Cartwright as chief executive officer

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Cartwright: track record in transforming world class companies

Cartwright: track record in transforming world class companies

Harvey Nichols, a world leading international luxury fashion destination, announces today that Stacey Cartwright will be joining Harvey Nichols as chief executive officer of the Harvey Nichols Group of Companies. She replaces Joseph Wan, who has held the position of CEO for 21 years and who will be retiring at the end of March 2014.

Cartwright was previously chief financial officer and executive vice president of Burberry Group plc for nine years, where she played a leading role in transforming Burberry into a world leading luxury brand, increasing turnover from £676m when she joined in 2004 to over £2bn in 2013. She was also responsible for overseeing Burberry’s successful entry into new markets including China and the Middle East.

Commenting on her appointment, Cartwright said: “I am delighted to be joining Harvey Nichols at such an exciting time in the luxury retail market; a market which demonstrates significant potential and for which I have enormous passion. I am excited by the opportunity to further develop this world class brand both in the UK and internationally.”

Harvey Nichols group chief executive, Wan said: “Nothing gives me greater pleasure than handing over to Stacey a stronger Harvey Nichols than the one I joined. I wish Stacey well in her new role and under her leadership, I look forward to seeing Harvey Nichols growing from strength to strength.”

Harvey Nichols group chairman, Dickson Poon said: “Stacey joins us with an outstanding track record in growing and transforming world class companies, most recently in the luxury retail sector. Her appointment underlines our commitment to raising the bar even higher in this sector, strengthening both our leadership team and the exceptional service, products and experience we give to our customers at home and abroad.

“On behalf of all my colleagues at Harvey Nichols, I would like to warmly welcome Stacey to Harvey Nichols and to thank Joseph for the significant contribution he has made to the company and wish him a happy retirement.”