House of Fraser has appointed Julian Burnett to the role of Chief Information Officer, with effect from October 5, 2015. Burnett will have responsibility for the continued development of technology led solutions across the business and the integration of business needs with IT strategy and delivery, in line with House of Fraser’s strategy to further develop its multichannel offer.

Burnett will join the Executive Committee and will report directly to Nigel Oddy, Chief Executive of House of Fraser. He replaces Peter Marsden who acted as interim CIO following the departure of Uday Kotla.

“We are delighted to announce Julian’s appointment today and look forward to welcoming him to the House of Fraser team. His expertise and experience will be invaluable in delivering an IT strategy that further enhances and enables our growing multichannel proposition,” said Nigel Oddy, CEO of House of Fraser.

Burnett has over 25 years’ experience working for consumer facing businesses. He has a successful track record of shaping, architecting and delivering high impact technology enabled business transformation; and re-energising, developing and leading high performing IT functions and consulting practices.

He previously held the role of Chief Technology Officer at John Lewis from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining John Lewis, he was Chief Technology Officer for Sainsbury’s, where he built and led the Technology Planning function with overall responsibility for IT strategy, IT investment and delivery planning, IT architecture and technology innovation.


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