Job Title: CIO
Company: Pick n Pay
Chris Shortt has been the Group CIO for Pick n Pay since April 2021. Prior to this he was general manager in information services for the same company for four years. He spent thirteen years working at UCS Solutions in a number of positions including chief innovation officer and programme director. Chris also worked at Affinity Logic and Spherion Technologies. He has B.BusSc. from the University of Cape Town.
2021 - Present Group Executive: Information and Technology (CITO), Pick n Pay
2016 - 2021 General Manager: Information Services, Pick n Pay
2015 - 2016 Chief Innovation Officer, UCS Solutions
2008 - 2015 Senior Executive, Application Services, UCS Solutions
2005 - 2007 Executive: Enterprise Solutions & Programme Director, UCS Solutions
2003 - 2005 Executive: Collaborative Solutions & Programme Manager, UCS Solutions
2002 - 2003 Solution Architect & Programme Manager, UCS Solutions
2000 - 2001 Solution Architect & Programme Manager, Affinity Logic
1997 - 2000 Solution Architect & Programme Manager, Spherion Technologies
1994 - 1996 SAP Consultant, EDS Africa
1991 - 1995 B.BusSc. Hons., University of Cape Town
About Pick n Pay: The Pick n Pay Group is a grocery, clothing and general merchandise retailer, selling a wide range of products. Since 1967 when consumer champion Raymond Ackerman purchased the first four stores in Cape Town, the Group’s vision has grown and expanded to encompass stores in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland and Lesotho. In addition Pick n Pay owns a 49% share of a Zimbabwean supermarket business, TM Supermarkets. The Group is managed through its South Africa and Rest of Africa divisions.