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N Brown appoints Adam Warne as CIO; search by Renovata

N Brown Group plc; the Manchester-based online fashion retailer, has appointed Adam Warne to the role of CIO, following an executive search led by Renovata.

N Brown is a leading online retailer with over 150 years’ experience. N Brown has transformed from a traditional mail order retailer to an online retailer, with 75% of total revenue now generated online, and 84% for new customers. Its key retail brands are JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo. N Brown are all about democratising fashion and are size inclusive, focusing on the needs of the underserved customer groups – size 20+ and age 45+.

Adam has spent his 20-year career managing complex systems in large organisations. He was a sysadmin for EDS (part of HP), then managed an SQL team for the Skipton Building Society, giving him experience of consumer database systems. He was a DBA for white goods business, DRL, which then became AO.com, where in an ten-year tenure he rose to Director of IT Services and then Group IT Director. At AO.com, he was ultimately responsible for the delivery of all the company’s IT projects and the response of the business to the upcoming opportunities presented by trends like big data.

Reporting to Interim CEO, Steve Johnson, Adam will set the vision and lead the strategy and execution of N Brown’s technology investments across all its brands, channels and geographic locations, particularly in support of its continuing success as an online retailer with world class financial performance and customer satisfaction.

About N Brown

An expert in fashion that fits and flatters, N Brown is one of the UK’s leading online retailers. N Brown’s key retail brands are JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo. N Brown are all about democratising fashion and are size inclusive, focusing on the needs of underserved customer groups – size 20+ and age 50+. N Brown offers an extensive range of products, predominantly clothing, footwear and homewares, and its Financial Services proposition allows customers to spread the cost of shopping. N Brown are headquartered in Manchester where they design, source and create their product offer and they employ over 2,600 people across the UK.

For more information, please see www.nbrown.co.uk