Stockport-based musicMagpie has appointed Chris Sproston to a newly created role of Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the company. Chris will be responsible for leading transformational technology change within the business in the UK and the US, where the brand operates under the name of Decluttr. He will be overseeing IT strategy, infrastructure, architecture and development.
Chris has more than 20 years’ technology experience within the retail, financial services, education, commercial and international sectors. Before joining musicMagpie, Chris was responsible for architecture, development and data at the Police Mutual Group. Previous to that, he was a strategic consultant at the University of Salford, interim Chief Operations Officer at Godel Technologies Europe and prior to that head of IT Development at the Co-operative Group.
Commenting on his appointment, Chris said: “I am delighted to be joining musicMagpie at such an exciting and important time as it embarks on a new era of growth. I have a real passion for technology and the role it can play in an organisation’s success. I’m looking forward to working with the team to deliver best in class results across all IT functions.”
Steve Oliver, CEO of musicMagpie, comments: “We are thrilled to have Chris on board as part of an exceptional senior management team as we look to an exciting period ahead for the company. Chris’ passion and commitment are representative of musicMagpie’s ethos and culture and we welcome his expertise in the delivery of our technology and development strategy.”