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The 31st July will mark Mark Sebba’s final day as CEO of the Net-a-Porter Group, following the recent announcement that he plans to retire. 

Online luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter was founded in 2000 by Natalie Massenet. Sebba joined the group in 2003, seeing sales increase from £6 million to £120 million within 6 years.
During Sebba's eleven years as chief executive of the group, Net-a-Porter has expanded to include two additional e-tail platforms, Outnet and Mr. Porter. In 2010 luxury goods conglomerate Richemont, owner of brands such as Cartier and Chloé, bought Net-a-Porter in a deal that valued the latter at £350 million.
 
Talking to WWD, Sebba said: "I am stepping down at a time when the company is stronger than ever. We have built a team of world-class writers, communicators, buyers, innovators, digital pioneers, distribution experts and more, who form the foundations and DNA of this company."
 
Sebba will retain a position as non-executive director at the group, as well as having just been appointed trustee of London’s Victoria & Albert museum for the next four years.
In the meantime, Net-a-Porter has hired headhunters to search for a replacement.