J Sainsbury promotes Clodagh Moriarty as Chief Digital Officer

J Sainsbury plc announces that Clodagh Moriarty has been promoted to its operating board as Group Chief Digital Officer, with immediate effect. Moriarty, the company said, will create and lead the group’s digital strategy, ensuring customers experience an integrated and seamless digital experience across Sainsbury’s, Argos, Sainsbury’s Bank and Nectar.

Commenting on the development, Group Chief Executive, Mike Coupe, said in a media statement: “The creation of the new Group Chief Digital Officer role demonstrates the importance we place in giving customers outstanding and seamless digital shopping experiences. Investment in this area is vital to our future success and I am confident that Clodagh has the expertise and leadership we need in this area.”

Moriarty has been at Sainsbury’s for eight years, most recently as director of online, running Sainsbury’s groceries online business. In this role she has been instrumental in growing online sales and profitability and driving customer innovation, including introducing same-day grocery delivery, one-hour grocery delivery in Chop Chop and SmartShop, which lets customers scan products themselves as they shop in stores.

“It’s a really exciting time to be working in retail and digital innovation is key to making our customers’ shopping experiences easier. I am supported by talented colleagues across the group and see lots of opportunities to build on our existing platforms,” added Moriarty.

Picture credit:Clodagh Moriarty via J Sainsbury website

 

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