Susanne Given, until now chief operating officer (COO) at SuperGroup, the company behind the Superdry brand, has stepped down from the board of directors with immediate effect. Her tasks will be absorbed by the executive team with the heads of UK retail, IT and logistics reporting directly to Euan Sutherland, CEO of Supergroup.

“Susanne played a crucial role in leading key investment programs which have upgraded the infrastructure and processes of our business and were recently tested to the full over the peak Christmas trading period. We wish her every success in her future career," told Peter Bamford, chairman.

Susanne joined the business in April 2012 and has been responsible for the retail division in the UK.