CIO50

CIO 50 2010: Tania Howarth

CIO 50

Job Title : Director of Operations

Organization : Birds Eye Iglo Group

Tania Howarth joined frozen foods company Birds Eye Iglo Group in April 2007 after Unilever's sale of the company.

On joining the company she was responsible for setting up independent IT systems and business processes. At the beginning of this year she was appointed director of operations, and is now responsible for supply chain, procurement, HR and IT.

Before joining Birds Eye Iglo Group, Howarth was CIO of Coca Cola Europe. Prior to that she spent nine years at Walkers Snack Foods, five of which she was CIO.

Howarth also trained as an accountant with Price Waterhouse, and has a BSc in European Politics, Economics and Languages from Manchester University.

Howarth has featured in the silicon.com CIO50 in the past, reaching the top 10 in 2008.

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