Worldwide information services and credit checking company Experian has appointed its first ever global chief information officer (CIO).
The internal appointment sees Mel Mason, former managing director of technology services for Experian UK and Ireland, promoted to the global role.
Mason will report to Mike DeVico, Group President of Experian Americas.
Mason is responsible for developing and implementing a common technology strategy across the company. He is also tasked with enhancing service delivery quality, integrating datacentres and networks, and improving overall operating efficiencies across Experian businesses.
Mason joined Experian 5-years-ago, leaving the Home Retail Group division of GUS where he spent 12 years as IT director, and also had responsibility for customer service and credit. Prior to this, he spent 17 years at Tesco, where he became deputy to the IT director.
Mason said, "Experian is known for the power of its information and analytics solutions. It is absolutely vital that these are underpinned with the best technology infrastructure supported by the best technologists."