TESCO Bank has appointed Gary Balmer as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Based in Tesco Bank’s Edinburgh headquarters, Gary will be responsible for leading the bank’s 440-strong information technology function. Gary joins on Monday 9 March and will report to David Bowerman, Chief Operations Officer.
Gary brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked previously in various IT leadership roles at New Look, Sainsbury’s, PwC, and IBM. He has a very strong technology change, transformation and data background, as well as very relevant retail experience in the customer digital journey.
He joins a growing CIO division, with 140 new roles recently announced across Edinburgh (100) and Newcastle (40)*. Gary’s appointment follows the retirement of Derek Tucker, who previously held the role.
David Bowerman, Chief Operations Officer at Tesco Bank, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Gary to the team at this exciting time for Tesco Bank. Our focus as a business is developing propositions which better meet the needs of Tesco shoppers, and Gary will play a key role in leading the technology function which supports the delivery of this.”
Gary Balmer added: “I am pleased to be joining such a well-recognised brand and look forward to working alongside my new colleagues to ensure we provide the best possible service for Tesco Bank customers.”