Duncan Gray has started a new role as group IT director at Wittington Fashion Retail Group (WFRG) this month.
WFRG operates high-end retailers worldwide, including Selfridges in England, Holt Renfrew in Canada, and Brown Thomas in Ireland.
Until last month, Gray was the head of IT at department store chain House of Fraser, where he worked for nearly four years.
The IT chief, formerly a director of IT services at the firm, had been promoted to the post last year, when the company reinstated the IT director role dropped when the previous incumbent, Frank Berridge, retired in 2007.
Before his time at House of Fraser Gray worked as an IT director at beleaguered retailer Blockbuster. He also held senior IT management positions at Easy Internet Café and Pizza Hut.