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SuperGroup makes Wharton permanent CFO

CLOTHING retailer SuperGroup has installed Nick Wharton as its permanent chief financial officer, having served in an interim capacity since 25 February.

Wharton had been parachuted in by the parent company of fashion label SuperDry after previous finance chief Shaun Wills was forced to step down after being declared bankrupt. His bankruptcy was later annulled by the courts.

Chartered accountant Wharton was previously CEO of Dunelm Group and spent eight years at Halfords where he held both finance and strategy roles, including as group CFO, and led the separation process from its former owner, The Boots Company, in preparation for the IPO of Halfords in 2004.

Previously, Wharton worked in senior finance positions at Boots Opticians, Boots Healthcare International, Do-it-All Limited and Cadbury Schweppes. Her has been a non-executive director of Mothercare plc since November 2013.

SuperGroup chairman Peter Bamford said “I am delighted to announce Nick’s appointment. During his time in the interim role he has had a highly positive impact. His deep financial management skills and broad retail and business experience will be great assets to SuperGroup.”

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