Superdry bolsters board with ex-New Look & M&S CFOs

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// Superdry hires ex-New Look & M&S CFOs to the board
// Former M&S CFO will lead as Superdry’s senior independent director
// Former New Look CFO will chair the retailer’s audit committee

Superdry has appointed the former chief financial officers of Marks and Spencer and New Look to the board.

M&S’ former finance boss Helen Weir will lead as Superdry’s senior independent director, while New Look’s former finance chief Alastair Miller will chair the retailer’s audit committee.

Weir served as chief financial officer for the John Lewis Partnership, as well as holding senior finance roles at Lloyds Bank and Kingfisher, before joining M&S from 2015 to 2018.

Meanwhile Miller, who was on the New Look board between 2000 and 2014, previously worked on a consultancy basis and served as senior independent director of property firm NewRiver.

Furthermore, in May, Superdry hired former Wiggle finance boss Nick Gresham as interim chief financial officer, and has been forced to bolster the boardroom as most of the board’s leaders walked out following founder Julian Dunkerton’s re-election.

“Since becoming chairman in April it has been a priority of mine to restore the board to full strength and these appointments are a big step in that direction,” Superdry chairman Peter Williams said.

“Both Helen and Alastair have extensive relevant experience in the retail sector and have served as CFOs of major listed companies.

“As such I am sure they will both prove excellent additions to the board as Superdry embarks on its turnaround.”

Superdry is currently in the midst of hiring two more non-executive directors.

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