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Domino’s add Australian ingredients to CIO led transformation

Pizza_Italiano_VeronaDomino’s Pizza Group UK and Ireland has appointed Barry Wiech as CIO. Wiech joins the Milton Keynes headquartered retailer from Australia where he has held a number of major business technology leadership roles, including being CIO of Domino’s.  

Wiech replaces former easyJet business technology leader Colin Rees who joined the fast food retailer in 2010 and spent seven years at before joining Franchise Brands in April 2017. Rees is also an active CIO mentor and non-executive director.  

wieshWiech (pictured left) joins Domino’s UK from Parmalat Australia, the major Italian dairy foods business.  Weich spent over six years at the Brisbane headquarters of Parmalat in Australia, which is close to the dairy rich areas of north New South Wales and Queensland.  He joined Parmalat following five years at Domino’s in Australia as CIO, also headquartered in the Queensland state capital Brisbane.  

In his new role at Domino’s UK Wiesh will be providing strategic and operational leadership “in all areas of technology” and importantly and he will “be the voice of IT into the business, bringing new ideas and technologies into the organisation, positioning IT as a real business enabler”.  At Domino’s IT has a strong relationship across the business and it will be fascinating to watch the level of change Wiesh brings to the organisation.

Wiesh also states he will be leading major projects and improving the end-customer journey as well as develop the technology staff of the organisation.

Colin Rees joined Franchise Brands as its CIO following successful careers at retailer Domino’s Pizza and airline easyJet. Rees spent seven years with Domino’s Pizza an organisation he joined in September 2010 following a decade in Luton with the pioneering airline easyJet. At easyJet and throughout his career Rees has worked closely with marketing leaders and had a steadfast focus on making business technology simple.

Domino’s Pizza is a franchise business with the high street retail units being operated by franchise owners. Domino’s Pizza UK provides a series of essential services ranging from the raw products such as dough and toppings to the pizzas through to the technology services.

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