Senior Director for IS Business Engagement & George IT
- Leeds, United Kingdom
Dave Johnson's Overview
- Senior Director for IT @ George (Head of) at George
- Senior Director for IT Business Engagement at Asda
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 2012 – Present (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 2011 – Present (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 2009 – June 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 2001 – December 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.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
May 1998 – May 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
- Technology Evaluation
- Performance Management
- Information Technology
- IT Strategy
- IT Service Management
- Service Delivery
- IT Management
- Cloud Computing
- Vendor Management
- Business Transformation
- Change Management
- Team Leadership
- Process Improvement
Dave Johnson's Education
Dave Johnson's Additional Information
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