The Board of Directors for SuperGroup Plc.

The Board of Directors for SuperGroup Plc is currently made up of a Non-executive Chairman, a Chief Executive Officer, 4 Executive Directors and 4 Non-executive Directors. On appointment the Non-executive Directors meet the criteria for independence.

The Board is responsible for major policy and strategic decisions and for the Group's system of internal control and risk management. The Board has a formal schedule of matters reserved specifically for its decision making and has a schedule of regular, structured meetings, additionally meeting at other times, as required, to effectively discharge its duties.

  • Peter Bamford Chairman

    Peter is Chairman of the Board and of the Nomination Committee.

    In addition he is chairman of MCPS-PRS Alliance Limited (known as PRS for Music) and Six Degrees Technology Limited and is a Non-executive Director of Rentokil Initial Plc.

    Peter was a director of Vodafone Group Plc from 1998 to 2006 where he held senior executive roles, including Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Executive of Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa and Chief Executive of Vodafone UK. Prior to this he held senior positions with WH Smith Plc, Tesco Plc and Kingfisher Plc. Peter has served on the boards of public companies for the last 17 years and has extensive experience in developing and growing businesses and brands internationally.

  • Julian Dunkerton Chief Executive Officer

    Julian is also a member of the Nomination Committee.

    Julian has worked exclusively in the retail sector for over 25 years, co-founding the Cult retail chain from a market stall in Cheltenham and turning it into a successful retail chain. Together with James Holder, Julian established the Superdry clothing brand nine years ago.

    Julian has a deep understanding of the Superdry brand, strong commercial instincts and feel for its target customers, developed through his hands on experience of building SuperGroup from the ground up.

  • Susanne Given Chief Operating Officer

    Susanne was appointed on 10 April 2012, and is responsible for the UK Retail division together with the central support functions.

    Susanne has held senior positions in a number of leading retailers including John Lewis, TK Maxx, Harrods, Homebase and House of Fraser.

    She brings a disciplined and structured approach to the Group developed from over 20 years retailing experience across a diverse range of retailers and product sectors.

  • James Holder Brand and Design Director

    James is responsible for brand and product development, and heads up SuperGroup's team of in-house designers.

    James created the Bench clothing brand in 1992, which became the premier English skate-wear brand in the niche skate/BMX market. In 2003, he teamed up with Julian Dunkerton and developed the Superdry brand.

    James brings exceptional clothing design skills to the Group and has been central to the success of the Superdry brand in appealing to its target market.

  • Hans Schmitt Managing Director International & Wholesale.

    Hans will be appointed to the board on 1 May 2014.

    Hans is responsible for international expansion and the wholesale division. He joined SuperGroup in June 2013, having previously been President of Europe, Middle East, Africa and the United Kingdom for Warnaco Plc between 2010 and 2012, where is was responsible for such brands as Calvin Klein. Prior to this Hans held senior positions at Hugo Boss AG between 1997 and 2010.

  • Shaun Wills Chief Financial Officer

    Shaun was appointed on 23 April 2012.

    Shaun was previously Chief Operating Officer at Habitat and Finance Director of Fat Face. Prior to these appointments Shaun held senior roles at New Look and Debenhams Plc.

    Shaun has over 20 years' experience in the retail sector in finance, strategy and business development roles. He is a qualified accountant.

  • Keith Edelman Senior Independent Non-executive Director

    Keith is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.

    He is also non-executive Chairman of Goal Soccer Centres Plc (effective 19 July 2013), and a non-executive Director at Safestore Holdings Plc, the London Legacy Development Corporation and Thorntons Plc.

    Keith was previously Chairman of Beale Plc, Managing Director of Arsenal Holdings Plc and Chief Executive of Storehouse Plc (encompassing BHS and Mothercare). Keith has extensive retail and international experience and has served on the boards of public companies for 30 years across a wide range of businesses and markets.

  • Ken McCall Independent Non-executive Director

    Ken is also a member of the Audit Committee.

    He is the Managing Director of Europcar UK Group.

    Ken was previously Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express UK & Ireland, Chief Executive Officer of TNT Middle East, Africa and Asia and Chief Executive Officer of TNT China. He brings over 30 years' experience in the logistics sector and of running international businesses in Europe and Asia.

  • Minnow Powell Independent Non-executive Director

    Minnow was appointed on 1 December 2012 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee.

    He is also a non–executive Director at TUI Travel Plc.

    Minnow spent 25 years with Deloitte, and was made a partner in 1985. He is a Chartered Accountant and was a member of the UK’s Audit Practices Board for 6 years.

  • Euan Sutherland Independent Non-executive Director

    Euan was appointed on 1 December 2012.

    He is a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

    Euan was previously Group Chief Operating Officer at Kingfisher Plc and a non-executive director with the Co-operative Food Holdings Limited. Prior to this Euan was Chief Executive of AS Watson UK, owner of Superdrug.

    Euan has over 19 years' experience within the retail sector having held roles with Boots, Dixons, Coca-Cola and Mars.

Published : 16 April 2014 12:17

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