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Timeline: Stacey Cartwright’s career in fashion

Burberry’s former chief financial officer Stacey Cartwright is to join Harvey Nichols as chief executive in February. But how did she get there?

 1988 – Stacey Cartwright joins the Granada Group, where she holds a series of positions, having first qualified as a chartered accountant at Pricewaterhouse.

1995 – Cartwright is promoted to director of finance and corporate development.

1998 – She is promoted again to commercial director of Granada Media.

1999 – Cartwright joins the now defunct internet bank Egg as chief financial officer.

2000 – Cartwright becomes executive director of Egg.

2003 – Cartwright steps down from her position at Egg to pursue a career outside of the finance industry.

2004 – Luxury fashion group Burberry announces Cartwright as its new chief financial officer.

2008 – Cartwright becomes executive vice president of the company, extending her remit across all areas of the business.

2010 – After posting pre-tax profits of £215 million, Burberry rewards Cartwright with a £780,000 bonus, 150% of her £520,000 salary.

2011 – Cartwright becomes an independent non-executive director of global medical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

2013Cartwright leaves her position at Burberry, replaced by senior vice president of group finance Carol Fairweather. The news sends shares of Burberry down 6.5%.

September 2013 – Rumours begin to circulate that Cartwright is a frontrunner for the chief executive role at Harvey Nichols.

January 2014 – Harvey Nichols confirms that Stacey Cartwright will succeed Joseph Wan as chief executive officer, effective February 17.

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