The Warehouse Group will begin the search for a new chief information officer following the departure of Timothy Kasbe.

Kasbe was appointed chief information officer in May last year, making the move from the United States. He was tasked with leading the group's digital transformation programme.

Chief operating officer Mark Yeoman is now overseeing the role of chief information officer and The Warehouse said it will soon begin recruitment for a permanent replacement.

Kasbe has in the past helped Fortune 500 companies develop their online and digital platforms, including Sears Holdings and Gloria Jeans.


Prior to joining The Warehouse Group, Kasbe was chief operating officer at Gloria Jeans.

Nick Grayston, group chief executive of The Warehouse Group, told the Herald last year when Kasbe was appointed that he would develop ways for customers to access the company's offerings.

Part of his role included responsibility for supply chain and fulfilment.

"With Timothy's world-class skills and such a great team, our aspiration is to provide world-class platforms in information, digital and fulfilment to take us into the future," Grayston said last year.

"Timothy's appointment will ensure [The Warehouse] effectively connects customers with products, knowledge and services and everything the group's many brands provide."

Earlier in the year The Washington Post found Kasbe had taken a wealthy Russian entrepreneur with links to Vladimir Putin to Donald Trump's inauguration.

It also revealed he donated $150,000 to Trump's inaugural committee.

In May The Warehouse announced to the NZX changes to its executive team, appointing Michelle Anderson as chief digital officer.