Boohoo appoints Morrisons tech director Graham as CIO

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has continued to reshape its senior team with the appointment of Jo Graham as CIO.

Graham joins the pureplay from Morrisons, where she was part of a multifaceted technology leadership team. Her new responsibilities are to look after technology for the, BoohooMan, and Nasty Gal brands at the group.

Prior to joining Morrisons in 2017 she held senior technology roles at outsourcing company Capita and, latterly, private healthcare group Bupa.

In a quick welcome interview promoted on Boohoo’s social media channels, Graham said: “In technology we can do so much to help and support the business, and in doing so our end customers.

“We have the opportunity to be huge enabler.”

Graham’s arrival, which sees her replace long-term CIO Harry Dixon, comes as new Boohoo CEO John Lyttle starts to shape his senior leadership team. Lyttle arrived from Primark in March to replace co-CEO and company founders Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane, who have now taken on more strategic roles within the organisation.

As part of the changes at the top, David James has joined the business as group supply chain director this week. He worked with Lyttle at Primark, and spent five years at the value fashion chain in various logistics roles including the last two years as supply chain director.

For Morrisons, Graham’s departure comes just three months after Anna Barsby vacated her role as chief technology officer of the grocer.

Graham has previously stated that Barsby’s presence as CTO and her reputation in IT leadership were a key reason for joining Morrisons.