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New FD bags top Mulberry finance job

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LUXURY HANDBAG brand Mulberry has welcomed new group finance director Neil James Ritchie to the fore, replacing outgoing group FD Roger Mather.

Mulberry originally announced Ritchie’s appointment on 7 March, but the fashion house has now confirmed his place on the company’s board.

Ritchie began his career as an accountant for Big Four firm PwC in 1994, then moving over to FTSE 100 pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. He then served in a number of financial roles at Dyson, most notably as group finance director and global commercial finance director.

Mather, who served as the company’s group finance director for eight years, will leave Mulberry on 30 June 2016, as previously announced.

Mulberry chief executive Thierry Andretta said: “We are delighted to welcome Neil to Mulberry. His experience in developing and managing international business with a leading, innovative British brand will be very valuable during this exciting period for Mulberry.”

Mulberry chairman Godfrey Davis said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Roger for his significant contribution to Mulberry over the last eight years and to welcome Neil”.

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