Sainsbury’s appoints chief information officer
Sainsbury’s has hired Telefonica’s Phil Jordan as group chief information officer.
Due to join the business in January 2018, he will be a member of Sainsbury’s operating board and will report to the company’s chief executive Mike Coupe.
Jordan is global chief information officer at Telefonica and previously held the position of European chief information officer at the company. Prior to that, he spent a number of years in senior roles at Vodafone, including chief information officer for the UK & Ireland.
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.”
Jordan 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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