The Restaurant Group (TRG) has appointed Edgardo Savoy as its new chief information officer.

Savoy joins from the Racing Post, where he was director of engineering but previously worked with TRG chief executive Andy McCue at Paddy Power.

He replaces Simon Iddon, who stepped down in June after eight years at the company, to set up as a consultant.

Technology has been at the forefront of the group’s plans to turnaround falling sales over the past few years. Over the last six months it has rolled out delivery and ‘Click-and-Collect’ across most of its Leisure estate and trialled two delivery-only brands, ‘Burger Burger’ and ‘Kick-Ass Burrito’.