Hallet stands down as Littlewoods IT chief

David Hallet, IT director at retail chain Littlewoods, has left the company by mutual consent after six years in the job.

David Hallet, IT director at retail chain Littlewoods, has left the company by mutual consent after six years in the job.

His departure follows Littlewoods' decision to axe 60 IT staff from its home shopping division at the end of last year, after the company's £590m acquisition of Gus Catalogues in May 2003.

Littlewood's central IT department had already lost 66 jobs in March last year, as a result of the separation of the company's home shopping and high-street divisions following its takeover by the Barclay Brothers.

During his time at Littlewoods, Hallet oversaw the migration from more than 30 Hewlett-Packard servers to four Sun Microsystems boxes and the roll-out of a datawarehouse from NCR Teradata.

He was also responsible for bringing the retailer's e-commerce operation back in-house.

Neil McGowen, who Hallet had worked with at the former Gus businesses, will become head of group IT with immediate effect.

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