The Royal Mail has confirmed that the former Diageo chief information officer Robin Dargue, interviewed in the November issue of CIO magazine, will take over as its CIO, following the retirement earlier this year of David Burden.

Dargue is expected to take up the post at the end of the month, having already moved on from drinks firm Diageo, where he made a name for himself in part by promoting IT as a driver of innovation and growth to the wider business.

Among the key projects overseen by Dargue in his time at Diageo was the global roll-out of an SAP platform.

Burden stood down at Royal Mail a few months back after five years on the organisation’s executive management team.

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