Non Executive Director at SuperGroup Plc
With the approval of the Board, I recruited Peter to be our new Group CFO. What caught my interest in the very first meeting was how he could appear so conservative, solid, rooted in traditions on the outside but as you peeled the layers you discovered a very modern and contemporary person, great at team work, with a good sense of humour and a keen interest in Technology and playing the guitar. It was this blend that allowed Peter to mix well in our young, modern, fashionable culture (and allow him to interact with all colleagues, from buyers to store managers), whilst being rigorous in his work and able to interact with other more conservative stakeholders. He was keen to learn about Retail (there is nothing to teach him in Finance!), and he did so quickly. His gentle demeanour and team spirit helped him settle in very quickly. He was a perfect partner, always available, always accurate, eager to anticipate, quick at solving problems, and he was a good communicator across the business and with our shareholders, bankers etc. I have no hesitation in recommending Peter.