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Superdry hires Benedict Smith as interim CFO – Retail Gazette

Superdry appoints interim chief financal officer
Benedict Smith has previously held CFO roles at the likes of Harrods, Hunter, and Game.
// Superdry hires Benedict Smith as interim CFO
// He replaces Nick Gresham, who left last month after just over a year in the CFO role
// Superdry will continue to search for a permanent replacement

Superdry has announced the appointment of Benedict Smith as interim chief financial officer in the wake of Nick Gresham stepping down from the role last month.

Smith’s tenure in the role begins today.

Currently a non-executive director for McColl’s, he has previously held chief financial officer roles at the likes of Harrods, Hunter, and Game.


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“I am delighted we have secured an interim CFO with such extensive experience in senior finance roles in the retail sector,” Superdry chairman Peter Williams said.

“This is an important step in giving Superdry leadership and stability in a critical area of the business during an important time.”

Gresham departed the fashion retailer last month after being in the chief financial officer role for just over a year.

Superdry said at the time that it would search for a permeant replacement.

In September, the retailer warned that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic would continue to affect its trading after profits dropped 210 per cent in the year to April 25.

Superdry also welcomed a new £70 million financing deal with its banks in August to help it through the crisis as in-stores sales continued to tumble.

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