Edwin Gear has been appointed chief information officer of The Warehouse Group and will start on September 30.
“I’m excited to be part of such an iconic brand and helping deliver those essential capabilities toward achieving the Group’s future goals,” says Gear.
Gear was most recently CIO at Metcash Australia, a wholesale distribution and marketing company listed on the ASX.
His previous roles include general manager merchandising and sourcing at Foodstuffs in Wellington, general manager organisation development at Mitre10, and chief technology officer at Super Group in South Africa.
He will be part of the group executive team and report to chief operating officer Mark Yeoman.
“Gear has extensive operational and broader business experience, his expertise in logistics, retail and wholesale and his IT knowledge and capabilities mean he will be a significant asset to The Warehouse Group,” says Yeoman.
Originally from South Africa, Gear has an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Stellenbosch University.
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