Tim Cook has just announced on the earnings call that Angela Ahrendts, ex-CEO of Burberry, will join Apple next week. She became a Dame of the British Empire a few weeks ago. Recent doubts about her joining date were clearly false, as she is joining Apple next week.
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Ahrendts announced that she was leaving Burberry last October. In the meantime, she has transitioned away from Burberry, where she was previously CEO. She will take a SVP role at Apple, as retail chief leading retail sales in both brick-and-mortar stores and online. Apple has not had a lead retail director since John Browett was fired in October 2012.
As an SVP, she should appear on Apple’s executive biographies page when she finally joins sometime next week.