Mulberry has appointed longstanding Ted Baker director as its new group finance director.

The luxury British brand has poached Charles Anderson who starts his new role in early October following a 17-year tenure at fashion brand Ted Baker.

Anderson will replace Neil Ritchie who – as previously announced – stepped down from the board on June 30.

During his time at Ted Baker, Anderson was responsible for developing and overseeing its global finance function and investor relations programme.

Anderson has also held various finance roles at House of Fraser, NatWest and Carpetright.

Mulberry chief executive Thierry Andretta said: “We are delighted to welcome Charles to the Mulberry team. His experience of developing and overseeing a global finance function during a period of international expansion will be relevant as we grow Mulberry worldwide.”