A new group chief technology officer has been appointed at online retailer musicMagpie.

Chris Sproston will be responsible for leading transformational technology change within the Stockport-headquartered business in the UK and the US, where the brand operates under the name of Decluttr.

He will oversee IT strategy, infrastructure, architecture and development.

Sproston has more than 20 years of tech experience within the retail, financial services, education, commercial and international sectors.

"We are thrilled to have Chris on board as part of an exceptional senior management team as we look to an exciting period ahead for the company," said musicMagpie CEO Steve Oliver.

"Chris' passion and commitment are representative of musicMagpie's ethos and culture and we welcome his expertise in the delivery of our technology and development strategy."

Prior to joining musicMagpie, Sproston was responsible for architecture, development and data at the Police Mutual Group.

Before that, he was a strategic consultant at the University of Salford, interim chief operations officer at Godel Technologies Europe and head of IT development at the Co-operative Group.

He said: "I have a real passion for technology and the role it can play in an organisation's success. I'm looking forward to working with the team to deliver best in class results across all IT functions."