Cait O’Riordan, Financial Times Chief Product and Information Officer (CPIO)
Cait O’Riordan is the FT’s Chief Product and Information Officer (CPIO). She is
responsible for platform and product strategy, development and operations across the FT Group, working in close partnership with editorial and commercial teams. She is on the FT executive board, which is responsible for the company’s global strategy and performance.
Before joining the FT in February 2016 Cait played a central role in the user and revenue growth of music app company Shazam and prior to that led the BBC’s digital product development for the London 2012 Olympics.
What will you bring to the role?
I will bring enthusiasm and deep experience of the global product and software engineering landscape. In my current role at the Financial Times, I am committed to having a 50:50 split of women and men in our product and engineering team by 2022. I am happy to share what we have done towards that aim and what has worked and what hasn’t. I am also happy to share what steps we have taken to provide a more inclusive working environment – and again help others to learn from our successes and mistakes.
What will you aim to influence?
I will aim to make the media and technology industries aware of the issue of gender diversity and inclusion and influence my peers to take action to create a diverse and inclusive working environment.