CIO50

CIO 50 2008: Andrew Clarke

CIO 50

Job Title : Arcadia

Organization : Group IT Director

Andrew Clarke joined Arcadia as group IT director in October 2006 where he is responsible for all aspects of IT.

He looks after IT services across the seven high street trading brands of Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Topshop and Wallis, as well as its out-of-town offering Outfit.

Before joining Arcadia, Clarke spent more than 11 years at HMV where he was also group IT director. At HMV he oversaw formulation and the delivery of the group's multi-channel IT strategy covering physical, mail order, internet and digital channels for its UK and worldwide operations of the HMV and Waterstone's brands.

Clarke also has experience working in a variety of technical and managerial roles for Williams Holdings and Reckitt & Colman, having started his career in Data Sciences International, an ICL mainframe-based computer bureau.

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