- Fashion house Burberry said it had appointed Gerry Murphy as its new chairman to succeed John Peace in July.

Murphy is currently chairman of Tate and Lyle and Blackstone Group's European business.

He has also been chief executive of Kingfisher, Carlton Communications, Exel and Greencore Group and sat on the boards of British American Tobacco and Reckitt Benckiser.

At 1:38pm: [LON:BRBY] Burberry Group PLC share price was +21.75p at 1739.75p

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