THE OWNERS of fashion retailer Superdry have appointed a former senior Deloitte audit partner as a non-executive director.
Minnow Powell joins Supergroup as a non-executive director. Powell spent 25 years at Deloitte where he looked after its major clients, and spent a six-year stint as a member of the UK Audit Practices Board.
He is also a non-executive director of TUI Travel, where he chairs the audit committee. Powell will also chair Supergroup’s audit committee.
Kingfisher group COO Euan Sutherland also joins the board as a non-executive. Current non-executives Steven Glew and Indira Thambiah will step down at the end of their three-year term in February.
It has been a tough year for Supergroup, and the retailer is looking to get things back on track. Supergroup had well-documented problems with its distribution lines, and, more embarrassingly, revealed a £2.5m black hole in its accounts due to the insertion of a ‘plus’ rather than a ‘minus’ into its figures.
Andrew Howson joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in advising private equity and corporate clients across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'