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Superdry appoints former John Lewis and New Look CFOs

Fashion retailer Superdry has appointed Helen Weir and Alastair Miller to its board as non-executive directors, taking the role of senior independent director and chair of the audit committee respectively.

Weir was most recently CFO of Marks and Spencer, a role she held from 2015 to 2018. Prior to this she was CFO of John Lewis from 2012 to 2015, and she has also held senior finance roles in Lloyds Banking Group and Kingfisher.

Miller served as CFO of New Look Group from 2000 to 2014. Since then he has worked as a retail consultant as well as serving as senior independent director on the board of New River.

Peter Williams, chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Helen and Alastair to the board of Superdry. 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.

“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.”

The appointments come during a turbulent time for the company, who issued profit warnings in May, following founder Julian Dunkerton’s return to the retailer earlier this year.

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