Following the departure of Nick Gresham as Chief Financial Officer of clothing brand Superdry last month, the Cheltenham-headquartered company has appointed Benedict Smith as Interim Chief Financial Officer.
Benedict has 18 years of experience as CFO of a wide range of both quoted and privately owned businesses, most recently serving as Interim CFO at Dennis Publishing Group, which publishes magazines such as Auto Express, MoneyWeek, The Week and Viz Comic.
He has extensive relevant sector experience having held a number of CFO roles in the retail sector at businesses including Harrods, Hunter Boots, Game Digital and Spirit Group. Benedict is also currently a Non-Executive Director of McColl’s Retail Group PLC and member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees.
Peter Williams, Chairman of the Board of Superdry, said:“I am delighted we have secured an Interim CFO with such extensive experience in senior finance roles in the retail sector. This is an important step in giving Superdry leadership and stability in a critical area of the business during an important time.”