Asos appoints former Matchesfashion boss as interim CFO

Asos has poached former Matchesfashion executive Sean Glithero as its interim chief financial officer (CFO), as it struggles to fill the role permanently.

Glithero is set to replace Katy Mecklenburgh, who is expected to depart in May.

The online fashion firm said Glithero had already joined the business to ensure a “thorough handover,” before a more permanent successor has been appointed.

Asos CEO José Antonio Ramos Calamonte joined the struggling brand last year, looking to produce a turnaround as the retailer’s sales flatlined.


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Over the last four months, the company has worked on building “a stronger new Leadership Team with greater depth in critical areas” to aid the turnaround plan.

This 12-person team covers Creative, Product, Trading, Supply Chain, Technology, Marketing, Finance, Strategy, People and Communications, and will be focused on the delivery of the Driving Change initiatives.

It says it has now filled 75% of these roles through what it has called ‘a balanced combination of internal talent and key strategic hires’.

The company also paid tribute to Glithero’s wealth of experience and track record of delivery across a range of digital and fashion businesses.

Glithero spent two years at rival online fashion retailer Matchesfashion, moving in the other way to former Asos global brand creative director John Mooney who joined Matchesfashion two days prior to the announcement.

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