ASOS has appointed Dave Murray as chief financial officer while Christine Cross has been named a non-executive director of the listed company.  

The arrival of Murray, who begins his role this month, will see interim CFO Sean Glithero leave the company following a handover period.

Murray has more than two decades’ experience across a range of finance roles in the retail and eCommerce industry. He spent a large proportion of his career at Sainsbury’s and Amazon in the UK, before holding senior finance roles at Farfetch and most recently as CFO of MatchesFashion.

Cross will chair the remuneration committee and also serve as a member of the audit committee. She has more than 35 years’ experience in global multi-channel retail, initially at Tesco where she spearheaded own-brand development and reinvigorated the clothing brand as trading director. 

Since pursuing a plural non-exec career, Cross has served on the boards of numerous listed, private and PE-backed businesses including Next plc (UK), Woolworths plc (Australia), Sonae plc (Portugal), Zooplus AG (Germany) and Clipper Logistics plc (UK). 

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Most recently, she served on the boards and as remuneration committee chair of Hilton Food Group plc (UK) and Coca Cola Europacific Partners plc, while serving as board advisor to Unilever and River Island. She is currently a senior advisor at Inverleith LLP,  an advisor at Interpath Advisory and a NED at the Pollen Estate Trustee Company Limited.

“I am delighted to be welcoming Dave to the management team. His wide-ranging experience in the retail sector, notably in senior finance positions in several major retail, fashion and e-commerce businesses, will make him a valuable partner in the next phase of ASOS’ journey to becoming a faster, more agile and more profitable business,” said José Antonio Ramos Calamonte, ASOS CEO.

“I would also like to express my sincerest appreciation to Sean, who has played a pivotal role in driving change across ASOS to make it significantly stronger and more resilient than it was a year ago. Sean will remain with the business until a full handover is complete and we wish him the very best for the future.”

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