July 10, 2019 / 7:43 AM / 13 days ago

Superdry chairman says "working well" with founder Dunkerton

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) - The new chairman of struggling British fashion group Superdry on Wednesday denied a newspaper report of a rift with Julian Dunkerton, the retailer’s founder, biggest shareholder and interim chief executive, saying they were “working well together”.

The Sunday Times reported that Dunkerton, who returned to the business in April, was at odds with Williams.

“I would not have taken this on if I didn’t feel I could get on with Julian,” Williams told reporters after Superdry reported a slump to an 85.4 million pound ($106.4 million) pretax loss for 2018-19.

“We have the normal chairman to CEO relationship ... I am there to challenge him but actually we’re working well together, we’re completely aligned on the strategy,” Williams said.

Dunkerton added: “Of course we’re both strong people, but that’s a good thing I think.”

$1 = 0.8029 pounds Reporting by James Davey; editing by Michael Holden

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