About Us

Our Board

The Board of Directors for SuperGroup Plc.

The Board of Directors for SuperGroup Plc is currently made up of a Non-executive Chairman, a Group Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Financial Officer, 2 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

Peter is Chairman of the Board and of the Nomination Committee. In addition, he is chairman of Six Degrees Holdings 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 19 years and has extensive experience in developing and growing businesses and brands internationally.

Julian Dunkerton

Founder, Product & Brand Director
Julian has worked exclusively in the retail sector for over 27 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 11 years ago. Julian has a deep understanding of the Superdry brand, strong commercial instincts and a feel for its target customers, developed through his hands on experience of building SuperGroup from the ground up.

James Holder

Founder, 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.

Euan Sutherland

Group Chief Executive Officer
Euan was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer on 22 October 2014 having previously been an independent non-executive director of SuperGroup plc since 1 December 2012.Euan was previously Group Chief Executive Officer for the Co-op group of companies and a non-executive director with Co-operative Food Holdings Limited. He has also been Group Chief Operating Officer at Kingfisher Plc and 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.

Nick Wharton

Chief Financial Officer
Nick was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company on 24 June 2015.Nick was previously Chief Executive Officer of Dunelm Group plc, between 2010 and 2014, before that he was Chief Financial Officer of Halfords Group Plc. In his eight year career at Halfords, he held both finance and strategy roles. Prior to this, Nick worked in senior finance positions at Boots Opticians, Boots Healthcare International, Do-it-All Limited and Cadbury Schweppes. Nick is a chartered accountant and has been a non-executive director of Mothercare plc since November 2013.

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 and Revolution Bars Group, and a non-executive director at Safestore Holdings Plc and the London Legacy Development Corporation. 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.

Minnow Powell

Independent Non-executive Director
Minnow was appointed on 1 December 2012 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is also a non–executive director at Computacenter plc and is on the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of TUI AG (following the merger of TUI Travel Plc and TUI AG). 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.

Penny Hughes

Independent Non-executive Director
Penny was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2015 and became a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. She is also the independent non-executive Chairman of The Gym Group plc and a non-executive director of WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, where she is Chair of the Sustainable Banking Committee. Penny’s previous non-executive directorships include Home Retail Group Plc, The Gap Inc, Next Group Plc, The Body Shop International Plc, Thomson Reuters Group Limited, Vodafone Group Plc and Trinity Mirror Plc. During her executive career Penny spent ten years at The Coca-Cola Company, initially as Marketing and Commercial Director, before being made President of Coca-Cola Great Britain and Ireland at the age of 33.

Ken McCall

Independent Non-executive Director
Ken is also a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration 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.

Lindsay Beardsell

Lindsay was appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary in August 2013. She is responsible for all legal, company secretarial and corporate governance matters as well as the brand protection strategy and operations. Lindsay practiced with Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer as a European and regulatory lawyer. She led the legal and Company Secretarial functions at both Renold plc and Gazprom Energy and previously held roles with Centrica plc and United Utilities plc.