De Saint-Affrique’s appointment is effective from January 1, 2021. Gerry Murphy, Chairman, Burberry, said that his “international business experience, strong understanding of consumers and focus on sustainability will be hugely valuable to Burberry”. Currently, De Saint-Affrique is CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group, a manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX). Prior to joining Barry Callebaut in 2015, he held several senior roles at Unilever, latterly as President of the Foods division and member of the Executive Committee. From 2008 to March 2020, he served as Non-Executive director of ophthalmic optics company Essilor International.