// The Very Group appoints Steve Pimblett as chief data officer
// Pimblett has a raft of experience in senior data roles and will report to The Very Group’s CTO Andy Burton
The Very Group has hired Steve Pimblett to take on the role of chief data officer.
Pimblett joins the online retailer from from Wejo, a UK scale-up behind technology used in connected cars.
Most recently, he held the dual role of chief data officer and chief information officer at the firm, which has tie-ups with General Motors, Daimler and Hyundai.
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Before Wejo, he was chief data officer at Betsson Group, a Nasdaq-listed online gaming company, and general manager of data at Moneysupermarket.com.
At The Very Group, Pimblett will report to chief technology officer Andy Burton and will oversee all things data, including strategy, science, analytics and engineering.
“It’s an exciting time to join The Very Group, which has an ambitious vision for the future, and is growing as more and more UK consumers shop online,” Pimblett said.
“I can’t wait to work with the team to use our wealth of rich customer data to improve business performance.”
Burton said: “Steve is an outstanding leader with real technical know-how.
“His experience will let us further build our data capabilities to give our customers the best, most relevant experiences and help us make even faster, better decisions.”