MBE (born 1971) is the Chief Creative and chief executive officer of Burberry, and is responsible for creating and delivering the company's global vision and business strategy, including overseeing collections, brand imagery, product design, creative marketing, architecture, consumer technology and digital innovation. was born in Yorkshire, the son of a carpenter and a window dresser for Marks and Spencer. He graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters degree in 1994 and later received an honorary fellowship from the College in 2004 From 1994 to 1996 he was the Womenswear Designer at Donna Karan and Senior Designer of Womenswear at Gucci in Milan from 1996 to 2001. He joined Burberry in May 2001 as design director and became Creative Director in 2004, and Chief Creative Officer in November 2009.
On 15 October 2013 Bailey was named as the next CEO of Burberry following Angela Ahrendts' departure to Apple in mid-2014. Bailey took up the role of Chief Creative and chief executive officer on 1 May 2014.
Bailey is credited with transforming the fortunes of the company, Bailey masterminded the design of Burberry's largest store, 121 Regent Street in London, opened in 2012, a bricks-and-mortar incarnation of the brand's website. He also oversaw the design and development of the convert|160000|sqft|m2|adj=on Burberry Global Headquarters at Horseferry House in London, opened in 2009.citation needed|date=December 2013
In 2008, Bailey, alongside Angela Ahrendts, established the Burberry Foundation, dedicated to helping young people realise their dreams and potential through the power of their creativity. The Burberry Foundation invests in select charities focused on supporting young people in the key cities in regions where the majority of Burberry employees live and work, and where they are able to participate in volunteer roles.
While in Milan, Bailey met and began dating Geert Cloet, brand designer for Miu Miu. He split his time between his home in Milan and England. In 2004, Cloet was diagnosed with brain cancer. He and Bailey moved to Yorkshire to be near Bailey's family. Cloet died the next year.
He has been in a relationship with British actor Simon Woods since 2009.
In May 2014 he became the first openly gay executive among FTSE 100 corporations.
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