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Endeavour Group appoints Claire Smith as Chief Information Officer
Thu, 2nd Mar 2023

Claire Smith has been appointed as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Australia's leading drinks and hospitality business, Endeavour Group. The appointment was announced today following an extensive recruitment process.

Claire, who joined Endeavour Group in 2012, has held several important roles in the company, including Head of Online for Dan Murphy's and Director of endeavourX. She has also held senior program and replenishment roles with Woolworths Group.

Endeavour Group CEO and Managing Director Steve Donohue expressed his confidence in Claire, saying: "Claire has been Interim CIO since November, during which time she has done a fantastic job of overseeing the Technology team and maintaining her leadership of endeavourX while continuing to enable the delivery of Endeavour Group’s technology transformation plans."

Claire's appointment as CIO means that Steve Cuda will take on the role of Interim Director of endeavourX, while a further recruitment process is conducted. Both Claire and Steve will transition responsibilities in the coming weeks.

Claire said she was excited to step into the role of CIO permanently and looked forward to the new challenge, which would allow her to continue to drive Endeavour Group's strategy, building on the successes of the endeavourX team in recent years.

"Endeavour Group has a very bright future due to the exceptional talent we have working on our transformation agenda," said Smith. "I look forward to continuing to work with these fantastic teams across our business to ensure our technology is meeting the needs of our customers and team now and into the future."

The announcement of Claire's appointment is a reflection of Endeavour Group's commitment to investing in the best talent to lead the company's technology transformation. With her experience and expertise, Claire is expected to drive Endeavour Group's technology agenda and deliver on the company's vision for the future.