House of Fraser has appointed Uday Kotla as its new chief information officer (CIO), with effect from Monday.

Kotla will have responsibility for the continued development of technology-led solutions across the business and the integration of business needs with IT strategy and delivery.

The new recruit, who was previously global head of technology consulting at Infosys Digital, has over 20 years' experience in digital enterprise platforms which includes managing enterprise architecture, IT strategy and digital initiatives for companies such as Walmart, Adidas and Tesco. Uday's career to date also includes spells at Wells Fargo, Visa and Charles Schwab.

The new appointment comes at a time of significant change at House of Fraser, which saw Nigel Oddy step up from chief operations officer (COO) to CEO earlier this year following the departure of long-serving boss John King.

Peter Gross, who previously held the role of executive director for retail operations has succeeded Oddy as COO, while multichannel boss Andy Harding has assumed the role of chief customer officer. Financial director Ray Kavanagh will now serve as executive director for commercial.

Commenting this week, Oddy called the new position of CIO a "critical role" for House of Fraser, and suggested Kotla's appointment "brings a wealth of experience" and "recognises the need to ensure our strategy and development are enhanced by the technology available across our increasing multichannel and multi-territory business".

House of Fraser confirmed that current IT director Paul Maxwell will remain at the company, and will report to Kotla.