The president of Burberry Group Plc has resigned as a director of the luxury goods company.

Thomas O'Neill, who joined Burberry in November 2001, will exit the company on July 1.

He is leaving to take up the roles of CEO at luxury jewellery retailer Harry Winston Inc and president at diamond company Aber Diamond Corporation.

In his time at Burberry, O'Neill has focused on developing the company's management team, infrastructure and strategy for its Asian operations.