Christopher Bailey is President and Chief Creative Officer of British luxury fashion brand Burberry.
Since joining the company in 2001, Christopher has helped transform Burberry, setting the creative vision for the brand, driving innovation and initiating a series of brand and industry firsts.
In July 2017, Christopher assumed the role of President and Chief Creative Officer, having previously held the position of Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer since May 2014. In his former joint role, he pushed boundaries creatively and commercially and devised a blueprint for the long-term sustainable growth of the business.
Christopher is a long-standing supporter and mentor of creative talent from institutions around the UK including the Royal College of Art, the Chelsea College of Art, the University of Huddersfield, Sheffield Hallam University, the Batley School of Art and the University of Westminster.
Prior to his appointment at Burberry in 2001, Christopher was Senior Designer of Womenswear at Gucci in Milan (1996 to 2001) and Womenswear Designer at Donna Karan in New York (1994 to 1996).
Christopher, 46, is British and was born in Yorkshire.