SuperGroup confirms Wharton as chief financial officer after previous finance head was made bankrupt

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Superdry: The previous finance chief left suddenly after being declared bankrupt (Source: Getty)
SuperGroup, the parent company of young fashion label SuperDry, has upgraded its interim chief financial officer Nick Wharton to a permanent role.
Wharton, who now joins the board had been acting in the role since 25th February, when he joined from Dunelm where he was chief executive.
He had been parachuted in after the previous finance boss Shaun Wills was forced to step down after being declared bankrupt.
Wharton spent four years as chief executive of Dunelm, developing and strengthening the business for the future. Prior to that he was the finance chief at Halfords Group, during which time he led the separation process from its former owner The Boots Company, ahead of its IPO in 2004.
He has also held senior finance positions at Boots Opticians, Boots Healthcare International, Do-it-All Limited and Cadbury Schweppes.
Wharton is a chartered accountant and 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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