CIO50

CIO 50 2011: Gary Barr

CIO 50

Job Title : IT director

Organization : Morrisons

As IT director of Morrisons, Gary Barr is responsible for the running and development of the food retailer's systems and infrastructure - across retail, manufacturing and distribution.

Barr has been in his current role at Morrisons for the past four years, during which time he has overseen a complete refresh of the company's IT systems and infrastructure under its 'Evolve' programme.

Prior to joining Morrisons, Barr was CIO at food services and facilities management company Sodexo. He has also been IT director at motorway food retailer Welcome Break and the National Blood Service.

Barr holds a BA Hons degree in business studies. Outside work, he likes spending time with his family and supporting his teenage daughter's passion for all things equestrian.

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