Online retailer, The Very Group, has appointed Matt Grest as chief information officer. He will become part of the group’s executive board and report to chief executive Henry Birch.
Mr Grest will join The Very Group on 21 December from the BBC, where he led a 400-strong team of technologists as director of digital platforms.
Prior to the BBC, Mr Grest was at Sky, where as digital platform direct he was responsible for IT delivery and transformation across the company, including for Sky Sports, Sky News and Sky.com.
Mr Grest will lead The Very Group’s 350-strong technology team as it continues to transform its technology and platforms, enhances access to, and analysis of, data, and further improves ways of working to deliver positive changes to the customer experience.