HMV, which sold bookseller Waterstone’s for £53m, has appointed Debbie O’Shea as group IT director.

O’Shea will take up the position at the end of June when the current incumbent, Gary Arthurs, leaves the business.

O’Shea, who is currently head of IT business systems at HMV, will report to group finance director David Wolffe.

She has worked at HMV since July 2007 and held the position of IS solutions controller at Comet for six years prior to that.