Julian is a retail digital transformation expert ranked in the CIO Top 40 by Computing earlier this year. He is VP & Executive Partner of Retail at IBM UK, a recent move from his role on the Board at House of Fraser where he was CIO and Executive Director of Supply Chain & Transformation. He designed and led the first major phase of their transformation journey to create House of Fraser’s award-winning multi-channel customer experience, ranked in the Leader’s group in Europe by the independent IREUTop500 annual index in 2017.
Julian was the first CTO of John Lewis and of Sainsbury’s where in both he founded and led digital and technology transformation programmes to deliver step changes in customer experience and profitability performance. He is an advisor to the UK fashion retail industry on digital supply chain strategies through his role on the GS1 Apparel Board and supports various not-for-profit organisations targeting the needs of disabled people in the workplace through accessible technologies.
Leading multi-disciplinary teams through transformation