Home Retail Group (HRG) has announced the appointment of George Goley as its new chief technology officer, and will serve on the group's executive board.
Mr Goley has had a significant career at the forefront of complex technological transformations at some of the world's leading digital companies. He joins HRG from Sears Holdings, where he was chief information officer for the online business unit, and from 2006 to 2012 he served as vice president of technology at Amazon.com. Before that he held technology leadership roles with Microsoft.
HRG chief executive John Walden said: "George is an impressive technology executive with a track record for building strong engineering teams and developing world-class, innovative, highly scalable software systems for digital businesses.
"He will be a key partner for both myself and our teams as we transform Argos and Homebase to be leaders in the modern, technology-led digital world."