Online greeting cards and flower retailer Moonpig has has appointed Peter Donlon as its new chief technology officer.
Starting on December 4, he will be responsible for bringing together the end-to-end technology infrastructure for Moonpig, encompassing web engineering, app development, production engineering and architecture.
The move follows the recent appointment of Andre Rickerby as Moonpig chief marketing officer and a comprehensive refresh of the brand in late summer that aims to position the retailer for further growth.
Donlon’s extensive career includes over five years at Sainsbury’s, where he was head of development and led a team of 400 engineers that drove transformation and delivered a range of customer-facing apps, websites and back office systems.
“We are thrilled to welcome Peter to the team at such an exciting time for Moonpig,” managing director James Sturrock said.
“Technology is at the very heart of our offering and we are always looking for new ways to help customers celebrate those special moments.
“Peter’s experience and outlook will help us move forward at pace, delivering innovation and enhancing our services.”
Launched in 2000, Moonpig started off as a personalised greetings card retailer before expanding into sell a range of flowers and gifts.
It also trades in Australia and the US and it’s part of the Photobox group.