Apple hires digital retail exec from Burberry for 'special projects'

Britain Earns Burberry

Apple has picked up another former Burberry employee. The company hired former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts in October 2013, and has now added Chester Chipperfield to the Apple payroll. Chipperfield was previously Burberry's Vice President of Digital and Interactive Design and has joined Apple's Special Projects team. The announcement was made on Twitter this past December, but noticed today by 9to5Mac.

Chipperfield's exact position with the company is not known, but his work with Burberry was largely in user experience and digital retail. His experience with online sales in the fashion industry may come in handy as Apple launches its first major wearable product with the Apple Watch in the coming months.