Myer poaches Coles exec for digital and data role

Rachael Micallef
By Rachael Micallef | 24 August 2015

Myer has appointed former Coles exec Mark Cripsey in a newly created role as digital and data officer as it looks to boost emphasis on its omni-channel retailing.

Cripsey was the former general manager of Coles online and had worked within the business since 2013. He previously spent several years at Tesco and was IT director for US grocery store chain Fresh and Easy.

In his new role he will be responsible for IT, supply chain, online retail and the customer data analytics that support the Myer One program.

He will commence his new role before the end of the year and will report to Myer CEO Richard Umbers.

“We're excited to welcome an executive of Mark's calibre to the leadership team,” Umbers said.

“Mark's experience in technology-driven retail transformation, and his direct experience in e-commerce and multichannel logistics will be important in helping to successfully deliver our strategy.”

The appointment follows the appointment of Umbers as CEO and chief merchandising and marketing director Daniel Bracken as deputy CEO in March, as part of a senior management reshuffle as former CEO Bernie Brookes stepped down.

In June last year Myer was left red-faced after it hired high profile executive Andrew Flanagan who turned out to have fudged his CV to obtain the role.

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