Superdry has announced that it has appointed Benedict Simon as its chief financial officer on an interim basis.
This new appointment follows the fashion retailer’s announcement last month that Nick Gresham has stepped down from the role with immediate effect.
Simon has 18 years of experience as CFO of a wide range of both quoted and privately owned businesses, most recently serving as the interim CFO at Dennis Publishing Group.
Furthermore, the appointee has extensive experience in the retail sector, having held a number of CFO roles in businesses including Harrods, Hunter Boots, Game Digital and Spirit Group.
Currently, Simon serves as non-executive director of McColl’s Retail Group and is a member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees.
Peter Williams, chairman of Superdry’s board, 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.”
Simon will start his role from 2 November this year.