Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Senior Director for IS Business Engagement & George IT

Leeds, United Kingdom

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Dave Johnson's Overview

  • Senior Director for IT @ George (Head of) at George
  • Senior Director for IT Business Engagement at Asda
  • Chief Information Officer at Danoptra
  • Head of IT at HBOS
  • IT Consultant at KPMG CT

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Dave Johnson's Summary

Chief Information Officer / IS Director with a successful background in omni-channel retailing, financial services, consulting and private equity turnarounds.

Focusing on building great teams of colleagues who deliver the basics brilliantly, are strategically ahead of the pace and make a real contribution to the bottom line of our businesses and the needs of the communities we serve.

Commercially savvy with a broad range of IS/IT experience having worked for leading global businesses - ASDA & George (Walmart), Danoptra Ltd, HBOS plc and KPMG.

Broad and successful experience of business transformation and profitability turnaround through joint venture, acquisition, merger and integration delivery.

Dave Johnson's Experience

Senior Director for IT @ George (Head of)


September 2012Present (2 years 1 month) Lutterworth

George is the UK's third largest apparel retailer with operations across the UK, Turkey, Sri-Lanka and Bangledesh. George apparel is available through Asda stores in the UK, online throughout Europe, through our franchise stores in Europe and the Middle East and within Walmart family in China, Japan, Canada and Chile.

Senior Director for IT Business Engagement


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Retail industry

October 2011Present (3 years) Leeds, United Kingdom

Reporting to the CIO of Asda with accountability for IS Strategy across all Asda businesses areas - technology investment and prioritisation, business analysis, innovation and the relationship between the Asda business units and IT.

Sponsor of Asda's involvement in STEM.

Chief Information Officer


January 2009June 2011 (2 years 6 months) Leeds, United Kingdom

Group board director leading a successful turnaround of a complex, "distressed" PE backed business (£200m T/O, 5,000 colleagues).

Awarded UK Private Business Turnaround of the Year by Institute of Turnaround.

Accountable for IS Strategy and Operational Delivery across all Group companies including an interim period of 18 months as Customer Services Director (Gamestec Ltd)

Head of IT


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HX; Banking industry

May 2001December 2008 (7 years 8 months)

Joined HBOS in May 2001 to help deliver the integration of Halifax Bank and Bank of Scotland, a four year programme to reduce back office costs, step change service, increase sales opportunites and provide improve customer experience; followed by senior IS change and operational roles across Investment, Insurance and Group IT Services.

IT Consultant


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 1998May 2001 (3 years 1 month)

Technical IT role focusing on KPMG's internal IT capability with a number of years at a client site supporting demerger activity on distributed/internet technologies.

Dave Johnson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Mergers
  2. Technology Evaluation
  3. Strategy
  4. Leadership
  5. Performance Management
  6. Information Technology
  7. IT Strategy
  8. IT Service Management
  9. Service Delivery
  10. IT Management
  11. Governance
  12. Cloud Computing
  13. Vendor Management
  14. ITIL
  15. Business Transformation
  16. Infrastructure
  17. Change Management
  18. Team Leadership
  19. Process Improvement
  20. Outsourcing

Dave Johnson's Education

Cranfield University - Cranfield School of Management

IS Leadership & Strategy


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