London – Reuters (RTR:LSE, NASDAQ:RTRSY), the global information provider, has appointed David Lister as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role he will lead the Reuters transformation programme to establish world-class processes and systems across the business. The role will support Reuters focus on great service to both customers and its business partners. Lister will report to Mike Sayers, Reuters Global Head of Technology and Operations.

Lister will be looking at activities across the business, ranging from product development to customer service, and ensuring that the different elements of the global business model are operating in an effective and integrated manner.

Mike Sayers comments, "This is about making the business work smarter not harder. One of the key tenets of Reuters Fast Forward business transformation programme is the simplification of the business such that customers and partners find us easy to work with. With David’s strong background in business transformation he will ensure our processes and systems are fully integrated and that Reuters operations are efficient and effective."

Lister was formerly the CIO and a Director of The Boots Company PLC.

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