Sports Direct’s Matt Pearson to leave the business

Sports Direct has announced that its acting chief financial officer, Matt Pearson, is to step down.
In a statement, the company said Pearson is leaving the business to join another employer.
While Pearson will remain in post until 31 December, the company has appointed Herbert Monteith, a long-standing member of its finance team, as interim head of finance to help facilitate a smooth transition.
Herbert will continue to work closely with Karen Byers, global head of operations, and Sean Nevitt, global head of commercial.
Mike Ashley, Sports Direct chief executive, said: “Matt has been a valued member of the Sports Direct family for over nine years and he will be a loss to the company. I wish him all the best for the future and would like to thank him for his time at Sports Direct.”

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