Reuters looks outside for new CIO

Reuters looks outside for new CIO

Reuters has named David Lister, a former director of UK high street retailer Boots, as its new chief information officer.

Reporting to Mike Sayers, Reuters global head of technology and operations, Lister will be looking at activities across the business, ranging from product development to customer service, to ensure integrated delivery.

Sayers says the creation of the role is about making the business work smarter not harder.

"One of the key tenets of Reuters Fast Forward business transformation programme is the simplification of the business such that customers and partners find us easy to work with," he says. "With David’s strong background in business transformation he will ensure our processes and systems are fully integrated and that Reuters operations are efficient and effective."

The appointment comes a month after a power failure at one Reuters' London data centres severely disrupted information feeds to key customers across Europe and the US.

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