LONDON Oct 13 Sports Direct said its
chief financial officer had quit to take up a new job, the
second management change in less than a month at the British
retailer which is trying to mend its battered image.
Sports Direct said CFO Matt Pearson would remain in an
acting capacity until Dec. 31, and it had appointed Herbert
Monteith as its interim head of finance.
Pearson's resignation follows chief executive Dave Forsey's
in September, when the company named its billionaire founder and
controlling shareholder Mike Ashley as the new CEO.
The retailer is fighting on a number of fronts. It cut its
profit forecast for the second time in a month on Friday,
blaming the latest slump in the pound, a new blow as it tries to
improve its working practices after being criticised by
(Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Kate Holton)