- Tim Stone joins the company and will assume the CFO role effective September 1, 2023
- Brings more than two decades of experience in senior financial and CFO roles from Amazon.com, Inc., and Ford Motor Company
LONDON, U.K., August 1, 2023 – Farfetch Limited (NYSE: FTCH) (“Farfetch” or the “Company”), the leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry, today announces that Tim Stone has joined the Company and will become Chief Financial Officer effective September 1, 2023. Mr. Stone succeeds Elliot Jordan whose departure was announced in February. After a handover period, including the reporting of FARFETCH’s second quarter 2023 results scheduled for August 17, 2023, Mr. Jordan will leave the Company on August 31, 2023.
Mr. Stone brings vast experience from marketplace and technology platform businesses to his role at FARFETCH. He spent more than 20 years in senior finance roles at Amazon.com, including as Chief Financial Officer for the AWS, Devices and Digital Content businesses. In addition, he was CFO for Ford Motor Company.
José Neves, Founder, Chairman and CEO, FARFETCH, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Tim to the Company. His more than two decades of experience in helping shepherd a leading consumer marketplace with a focus on delivering profitable, sustainable growth are an ideal match for this next chapter of FARFETCH’s trajectory. This is very much a period of execution at FARFETCH and he will help ensure that we deliver the best possible financial performance in the years ahead.
Once again, I offer my heartfelt thanks to Elliot for all his contributions and wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”
Tim Stone, Chief Financial Officer, FARFETCH, said:
“This is a wonderful time to be joining FARFETCH. The company is successfully leading the digitization of the luxury fashion industry, putting it at the heart of a long-term, global growth market. With a focus on our customers and industry partners, profitable growth, and operational execution, we are well positioned to drive free cash flow generation. I am grateful to José for the opportunity to join the team and look forward to many years of success together.”
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Farfetch Limited is the leading global platform for the luxury fashion industry. Founded in 2007 by José Neves for the love of fashion, and launched in 2008, Farfetch began as an e-commerce marketplace for luxury boutiques around the world. Today, the Farfetch Marketplace connects customers in over 190 countries and territories with items from more than 50 countries and over 1,400 of the world’s best brands, boutiques and department stores, delivering a truly unique shopping experience and access to the most extensive selection of luxury on a global platform. Farfetch’s additional businesses include Browns and Stadium Goods, which offer luxury products to consumers, and New Guards Group, a platform for the development of global fashion brands. Farfetch offers its broad range of consumer-facing channels and enterprise level solutions to the luxury industry under its Luxury New Retail initiative. The Luxury New Retail initiative also encompasses Farfetch Platform Solutions, which services enterprise clients with e-commerce and technology capabilities, and Future Retail, which develops innovations such as our Connected Retail solutions.
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