Following the hiring of its new creative director, former Céline accessories designer Johnny Coca in November 2014, today Mulberry have announced that it has hired Thierry Andretta (pictured above) as its new chief executive officer.

Andretta will officially join Burberry as CEO next month on April 7. Coca will follow and take up his new position as the house's creative director in July.

"I am delighted that Thierry has agreed to become chief executive," chairman Godfrey David said in a statement this morning. "He has a wealth of fashion and luxury goods experience and an ability to drive our ambitious plans for international growth. In parallel with recruiting our new creative director, Johnny Coca, we undertook an extensive search and concluded that Thierry was the outstanding CEO candidate."