Angela Ahrendts taking her time moving to Apple

Angela Ahrendts taking her time moving to Apple

Angela Ahrendts, incoming SVP of Retail at Apple, seems to be taking her time leaving her current post as CEO of Burberry, and the company has yet to announce her departure date. Ahrendts is supposed to start this spring, and is available to leave Burberry starting this month, having finished her six-month notice term. But it appears that she will stay with the company a little longer, helping to ease the transition to her successor. She may also be staying while negotiating the terms of a possible £8 million in share bonuses from Burberry, according to The Guardian:

However, it is thought Ahrendts wants to leave next month to take up her new post and some have suggested the most likely reason no leaving date has been confirmed is that she is wrangling with Burberry and Apple over compensation for the payout in June.

Ahrendts, recently made an honorary Dame of the British Empire, will be Apple's first retail chief since October 2012, when John Browett was let go as part of Tim Cook's executive shuffle of the company.

What do you hope to see from Ahrendts when her tenure at Apple begins? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: The Guardian

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Angela Ahrendts taking her time moving to Apple


Of course she's holding out for the money - that's far more important to people at her level than doing a job they are hired to do. Apple will be lucky to see her before July or even August. still can't imagine what she brings to Apple retail? Burberry only sells overpriced clothing to people with too much money.