Travis Perkins Appoints New Chief Information and Technology Officer

PHIL TENNEY has been appointed as the Travis Perkins Group’s new Chief Information and Technology Officer, starting in early 2021.

Phil will sit on the Group Leadership Team, reporting directly to CEO Nick Roberts. He comes with a strong track record in digital transformation and modernisation developed during his senior roles. These are across a number of sectors including retail (most recently Asda), banking (HBOS and Lloyds Banking Group) and professional services (Accenture).

Digital infrastructure investment

As the construction industry continues to adapt in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Travis Perkins plc, the owner of businesses including the Travis Perkins general merchant, Toolstation, Wickes, BSS, CCF, Keyline and a number of other plumbing & heating businesses, have been transforming its use of technology. This is by investing in its digital infrastructure, to improve transactional web-based platforms and other capabilities.

Nick Roberts, CEO, said: “We are delighted that Phil will be joining us in early 2021 as Chief Information & Technology Officer for the Travis Perkins Group. He joins the business at a crucial time, when the industry is going through accelerated transformational change and we have a unique opportunity to use technology to help shape the next generation of merchanting.

“Phil will help to lead our work in this area. He comes with a great track record in driving digital transformation and modernisation programmes. We look forward to having him on our team.”

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