Asda announces two senior retail technology appointments

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Asda has appointed Rob Barnes and Adrian Berry to its Technology team to oversee the oversee the development of its new technology strategy and separation from Walmart.

Rob is currently Chief Technology Officer at Marks and Spencer and will join Asda early next year as Delivery Director. He will be responsible for the design, build and delivery of all colleague and customer-facing technology and will also act as Deputy Chief Information Officer. 

Prior to joining M&S, Rob was MD of Accenture’s Retail Tech Advisory business, where he managed technology delivery for a range of clients including Dyson, Clarks, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Best Buy.

Adrian also joins in the New Year as Chief Technology Officer and will have responsibility for all core technology teams including service delivery, infrastructure, application engineering, platform teams and enterprise technology services. Adrian brings significant industry experience, most recently as CIO of Aston Barclay Vehicle Remarketing, and previously UK CIO and Group CTO of Lowell Credit Management. 

Carl Dawson, Asda’s CIO, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rob and Adrian to the Asda Technology team. With their combined experience, I am confident that we will now have the necessary expertise and experience to build best in class retail technology systems as we continue our separation journey from Walmart.”

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