LONDON, 8th May 2018 - Europe’s leading designer outlet group, McArthurGlen, has appointed Phil Parry to the newly-created role of Chief Information Officer.
He will lead McArthurGlen’s Technology operations and investments across its portfolio of 24 designer outlets in nine countries, reporting to the Group’s Chief Customer Officer, Tom Enraght-Moony.
Enraght-Moony said: “Phil brings 20 years’ diverse technology and transformation experience at B2B and B2C brands including Whitbread plc, Mercedes-Benz, Argos and Homebase. As McArthurGlen continues to invest in our Technology infrastructure and team, he will be pivotal to our strategy of putting the customer at the heart of everything we do and maximising the performance of our brand partners by applying technology and data across the entire value chain.”
Parry said: “I am excited to be joining Tom and the McArthurGlen Customer team. McArthurGlen Designer Outlets offer a unique and enduring proposition to shoppers, tourists and brand partners in today’s fast-evolving retail marketplace - one which I look forward to contributing to as the Group continues to develop its customer experience and Technology function.”
For the past three years, Parry has been Group Head of Digital Delivery at Whitbread plc responsible for delivering all digital initiatives across the company including its Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and restaurant brands. From 2012 to 2014, he worked for the Home Retail Group (Argos and Homebase) as Group IS Digital Programme Manager, focusing on the Group’s mobile apps delivery function to help deliver its ambitious digital growth plans. Before that he spent eight years with Mercedes-Benz UK as Project Delivery Leader responsible for e-commerce strategy, including web and mobile app developments.