Business process outsourcing and operational transformation provider Target Group has announced the appointment of Richard Gregory as the company’s Chief Data Officer (CDO). Gregory’s role will be to lead the further development and delivery of Target Group’s overall data strategy. The move continues to drive forward its position as a leading global insight led business.

Having held senior leadership positions at some of the world’s largest organisations such as AB Inbev, Nokia, Whitbread and most recently Nationwide as the Group’s Head of Information Management, Gregory brings with him a wealth of experience within strategic information management and a proven record for delivery. Gregory will report into Co-Group CEO Ian Larkin.

Ian Larkin, Co-Group CEO at Target Group, adds: “Data is a critical topic in the financial services sector and there are significant risks and opportunities being created by the combination of regulatory change and technological innovation. In Richard, we have one of the best people in the market and look forward to him bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to help drive our capabilities forward and deliver crucial insight and support to our clients.”