Waitrose has poached Asda’s chief information officer Cheryl Millington to be its new IT director.

Millington will join in the autumn, taking over from Kevin Berry, who retired this month after a 35-year career at the John Lewis Partnership.

Waitrose MD Mark Price said Millington was “incredibly well qualified” to lead the IT team.

The supermarket has been inundated with complaints about Waitrose.com since it was relaunched last April at a cost of £10m.