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Superdry looks to Sainsbury's as CFO retires

Superdry’s chief financial officer Nick Wharton is set to retire from the business in spring 2018, having served in the role since 2015.

He will be replaced by Ed Barker, who is currently serving as director of group finance at Sainsbury’s, where he has worked in various roles since 2008. He was previously group financial controller at Burberry and is a non-executive director as Staffline Group.

Barker’s start date is yet to be confirmed, but Wharton and Barker will work alongside each other for a short period after joining the business, as Superdry prepares for its end-of-year financial results in April.

Euan Sutherland, chief executive officer, commented: “Nick has been a key part of the team leading the repositioning of Superdry as a global digital brand, which has demonstrated world-leading capabilities and a strong track record of strategic and financial delivery. Nick has concluded that the time is now right for him to move towards a plural career. I would like to thank him both personally and on behalf of the entire Board for his huge contribution to Superdry, and wish him every success for the future.”

“I am delighted that Ed is joining us as we embark on the next phase of our ambitious growth plans. He has strong experience of building brands and leading in competitive multi-channel businesses through his previous roles at Sainsbury’s and Burberry.”

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