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Asos interim chief financial officer to exit

// Asos’ interim chief financial officer Katy Mecklenburgh will step down in May 2023
// Mecklenburgh, who succeeded Matt Dunn, is departing to join Softcat

Asos’s interim chief financial officer Katy Mecklenburgh will be leaving the business following her six-month notice period.

Mecklenburgh, who will leave the online fashion giant in May 2023, is set to join London-listed IT group Softcat.

The outgoing interim chief had only held the role since the end of October, when COO and CFO Matt Dunn stepped down.

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Before joining Asos in 2021, Mecklenburgh served as group financial controller at British services group Inchcape, which has an annual turnover of around £8bn.

Asos said it “continues its process to appoint a new CFO” and the news comes after the business revealed it would be cutting 100 head office jobs as part of a cost-saving 12-month plan last month.

The redundancies came weeks after Asos revealed it had swung into the red, making an operating loss of almost £10 million in its year to 31 August.

Asos’ new chief executive José Antonio Ramos Calamonte promised “decisive, short-term operational measures to simplify the business, alongside steps to unlock longer-term sustainable growth”.

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