Replacing Richard Lloyd-Williams who left the luxury retailer after seven years, Fahy will head up technology across the group’s three global brands - Net-a-Porter.com, Mr Porter and The Outnet. He will oversee a team of 300 working on IT operations across e-commerce, mobile, deliveries and logistics, and will report into chief executive Natalie Massenet.
Commenting on his appointment, Fahy said: “I am excited to have joined such a fast-growing, vibrant organisation, with the mentality of a start-up and the fire power of a global market leader.
“From day one, innovation has been at the core of everything The Net-a-Porter group does, across technology, retail and publishing. My vision is to build on this approach, ‘doing’ IT the 21st century way, by being unafraid to experiment and excel operationally.”
Fahy has more than 25 years of experience in service development, deployment and operations and while serving as director of development at Betfair he led a 25 million pound programme to rebuild the company’s 24/7 trading platform and customer system.
Naomi Hewitt, HR director at Net-a-Porter added: “I’m delighted to have Hugh with us as we continue to lead the market and achieve ambitious industry firsts. Sitting alongside our editorial and buying teams, our tech team has always had a big impact on our company culture and how we work together.”