London, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today (05 May 2017) announces the appointment of Phil Jordan as Group Chief Information Officer (Group CIO). He will join the business in January 2018 and will be a member of Sainsbury’s Operating Board, reporting to Group Chief Executive, Mike Coupe.
Phil Jordan joins from Telefonica where he was Global CIO and previously European CIO. Prior to that, Phil spent a number of years in senior roles at Vodafone, including as CIO UK & Ireland.
Mike Coupe said: “I am pleased to announce that Phil Jordan will be joining us in the role of Group CIO of Sainsbury’s Group. His appointment recognises the strategic importance of digital and information technology as an enabler for our future success and sets us up to deliver excellence in this area across the business.”
Phil Jordan added: “I’m delighted to be joining Sainsbury’s as Group CIO. The role of the Digital & Technology function in the retail sector has never been greater as the pace of change accelerates. Technology and digital services extend to every part of Sainsbury’s and, following its recent expansion, this is a very exciting time to join the Group.”
Phil will be supported in this new role by the D&T business leaders, Richard Newsome (Sainsbury’s), George Goley (Sainsbury’s Argos) and Alan Hyndman (Sainsbury’s Bank).
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