Evri, formerly Hermes, has appointed a Chief Data Officer, a new role designed to support the company’s continuing growth and ensure that it is leveraging its data assets to maximise operational and delivery performance.

Harvinder Atwal joins the business from MoneySuperMarket where he was Chief Data Scientist and was responsible for integrating advanced analytics and machine learning to deliver a sophisticated and personalised customer experience. Prior to this he worked for Dunnhumby where he was Insight Director for the Tesco Clubcard Development. In his new role Harvinder will be focusing on developing a best practice data strategy for the business, setting a vision for data for the next 3-5 years. This will include ensuring the business continues to operate to the highest standard of data compliance and security.

Commenting in his new role, Harvinder said: “I was attracted to this role because of the scale of the business, its strong growth trajectory and the dynamism of the sector. My background is in operational research and using data algorithms to improve performance and I am excited to be using my skills to support Evri on its ongoing Transformation journey.”

Fash Sawyerr, Chief Transformations Officer at Evri said: “This is a key area of our business and it’s important that we have the right calibre of person in place. Harvinder is talented and experienced and we are confident will be a great asset to our team.”