Former Fosters CIO, Andrew Leyden, has joined electronics and telecoms retailer, the Vita Group (ASX:VTG), as chief financial officer, following his departure from brewing company in 2010. Leydon also worked as global finance director for Foster's Wine Estates.
Vita's brands include Fone Zone, Next Byte and One Zero. The company also operates selected Telstra Shop and Telstra Business Centre locations under licence.
Meanwhile, Foster’s Group has appointed Dean Matthews to the role of CIO, effective 23 May 2011. Matthews has about 20 years experience within industries including healthcare, finance, retail, consulting and toll road sectors and has held senior technology and executive roles with FCPB Investments, Transurban, Linfox Group and MLC Lend Lease.