Pizza retailer Domino’s has
appointed former Suncorp exec Terry Powell as its new group chief information
officer, following the recent departure of long-standing tech boss, Wayne
As CIO, Powell will work with
the company’s chief digital and technology officer Michael Gillespie and global
teams to roll out appropriate technologies across the group.
In his most recent role,
Powell led the technology division of Suncorp where he delivered complex IT
programs including simplifying core systems and insurance applications, moving
systems to the cloud, and reducing critical incidents.
Prior to joining Suncorp,
Powell held senior consulting and technology executive roles at Westpac, SMS
Management and Technology, and TD Waterhouse.
Domino’s has been at the
forefront of technology innovation in recent times, serving up voice
assistants for customers, a pizza tracker app, and autonomous
vehicles. It has also trialed drone deliveries in New Zealand.
But despite retailer’s technical
prowess, a Fairfax investigation last year found widespread
underpayment of wages across its network as franchisees fought to keep their businesses viable. The investigation
suggested that the situation was exacerbated by the cost of the retailer’s
technology such as GPS trackers, quick-cooking ovens, and digital menu boards.
McMahon, who drove the
retailer’s technology innovations during his seven year tenure as CIO – which earned
number two position in CIO Australia’s inaugural CIO50 – has moved to Competitive
Foods Group as its chief digital and technology officer. He starts next month.
Domino’s Group CEO Don Meij,
said McMahon had been instrumental in laying the foundations for some of the
company’s biggest platforms over the past seven years.
“Under Wayne’s leadership,
Domino’s has grown from strength to strength delivering some of the world’s
best information technology solutions. We have been a true disrupter in this
space and the focus on technology over these past seven years, under Wayne’s
leadership, has been critical in achieving this.”
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