Former HSBC global CRM chief is new DunnHumby CEO

Photo credit: Egmont

Photo credit: Egmont

DunnHumby has recruited a former global head of data-driven marketing at HSBC – who first worked with the business more than 20 years ago – as its new chief executive, succeeding Dan Olley, who has been running the company since January 2022.

Josh Bottomley joins the Tesco-owned business this week from CVC Capital Partners, where he has worked as a principal since November 2020, helping to invest in and build mobile and data-driven businesses.

Prior to CVC, Bottomley was global head of digital, data and development at HSBC for more than seven years, responsible for the financial giant’s digital, data and CRM/analytics operations.

He has also held senior leadership roles at Google (global head of display), LexisNexis (managing director) and International Masters Publishers (chief executive). It was in this latter role where he first worked with DunnHumby after being recruited to help turn the publishing company around.

Bottomley said: “I first spent time working with DunnHumby as a customer 20 years ago, and ever since then I’ve admired the talents of the team and the hugely valuable insights they provide.

“DunnHumby is the gold standard for data and analytics, helping brands and businesses to make better commercial decisions, and providing great experiences for consumers. I’m really excited to be joining the team, working alongside our brilliant colleagues.”

Tesco Group CEO Ken Murphy added: “Josh is an energetic leader with strong experience in improving customer propositions, product and digital innovation, and in leading tech and product transformation.

“The capabilities and skills of DunnHumby give us unique strengths, and I’m confident that under Josh’s leadership we’ll continue to build on that.

“I’d also like to thank Dan for his continued passion for DunnHumby, and for his leadership in developing and executing our strategy.”

It is understood that Olley, who spent more than 17 years at RELX, formerly Reed Elsevier, before joining DunnHumby will now move to a group role within the business, alongside his existing advisory duties at Hargreaves Lansdown and Imperial College London.

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