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A&K appoints CFO and creates transformation role

Abercrombie & Kent has appointed a new chief financial officer as Brett Fichte moves to a newly-created ‘transformational’ role at the luxury travel company.

Andrew Burrett (pictured) joins the Abercrombie & Kent Group, having spent 15 years in CFO roles including most recently for the Rubbermaid division of Newell Brands and, before that, for Cable & Wireless Communications and Electrolux’s America’s business.

He succeeds Brett Fichte, who steps up to a newly-created role of chief transformation officer. Fichte has been CFO since 2007 and has worked for A&K for 31 years.

Burrett said: “I am thrilled to be joining the world’s pre-eminent premium travel organisation.

“Abercrombie & Kent’s unparalleled brand and experience offering make them uniquely positioned to prosper as the world moves beyond the pandemic.

“I look forward to working with Geoffrey Kent, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio and the teams at Abercrombie & Kent and the Heritage Group as we embark on the next exciting stages of their evolution.”

Co-chairman Lefebvre d’Ovidio said: “In the past few years, pre-Covid, Abercrombie & Kent grew at a record pace. Strong signs of recovery give us confidence that this trend will undoubtedly continue in future years. Andrew is a great addition to the A&K family as with his strong experience and fresh perspective, he is ideally placed to lead the finance department in the next growth phase.”

Chief executive and co-chairman Geoffrey Kent said: “Brett has been my right hand for the past 30 years, and I can never thank him enough for what he has helped me and the company achieve. I wish him all the success he deserves in this new exciting position.”

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