Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has appointed Rod Chapman to the role of ANZ chief information officer (CIO), beginning 30 January 2023.
In his role as Domino’s new CIO, Chapman will lead the brand’s ANZ IT functions including the helpdesk, cloud operations, retail services and infrastructure.
Chapman brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in senior IT roles. He has worked within the telecommunications, finance, technology, retail, convenience and fast food industries.
Previously Chapman was the CIO for EG Australia and Woolworths Fuel, where he led the IT function through the transition process of a planned divestment, involving more than 540 stores and 4200 employees.
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The brand’s global CTO Matthias Hansen said Domino’s was lucky to recruit someone of Chapman’s calibre.
“Rod’s ability to balance long-term planning, with the ongoing commercial demand for IT projects and services, whilst also managing the ongoing costs, security, skills, capacity, operations and change processes required across the team, will be incredibly valuable,” he said.
“With his background leading large IT projects, we believe Rod is in the best position to lead Domino’s technology team into its next era, and to support the Australia and New Zealand business to achieve its next phase of growth and innovation.”
In November 2022 Domino’s revealed its 2024 ambition – to have 1000 stores open across Australia and New Zealand. The footprint hit 900 in November with the opening of the 150th store in New Zealand. This added to the 750 open in Australia. Another 10 were scheduled for pre-Christmas opening.
Late last year the pizza giant also announced the appointment of two bosses to lead the franchise operations and corporate operations divisions. The pair were internal promotions, and between them have more than 50 years experience with the brand.
It was a busy end of year for the pizza chain, which also confirmed its $150 million spend to acquire the remaining German business.