The appointment of Faber to the board brings the membership to eleven, including ten independent directors.
Faber currently serves as president, global foods and refreshment at Unilever PLC.
She has nearly 30 years experience in consumer goods and retail, having also held global leadership roles at Royal Ahold Delhaize where she served as chief ecommerce and innovation officer, and the procter & gamble company, including substantial experience in the Asia Pacific region.
Joanne Crevoiserat, chief executive officer of tapestry, said: “We are delighted that Hanneke has agreed to join our Board. She is a global executive with a proven track record of growth in consumer Goods, retail and ecommerce.”
Susan Kropf, chair of the board of Tapestry, added: “We are delighted to have identified an outstanding leader who will further fortify our Board’s breadth of expertise and viewpoints,”
Faber said: “I look forward to supporting the organization as it focuses on strengthening its platform to drive brand growth while driving positive change for people, planet and community.”