RUDHEATH retailer The Hut Group has appointed a top executive as part of its continued expansion plans.

Gian Luzio, who was head of games at for seven years, has been brought in as product director. He will focus on strategic product development at the company’s online retail sites as well as strengthening its gaming offerings to customers.

Matthew Moulding, chief executive officer at The Hut Group on Gadbrook Park, said: “Gian is an industry heavyweight and is well known in the gaming world. He has a huge amount of online retail experience that will be invaluable as we look to challenge the major players.”

Gian added: “The Hut Group has grown rapidly in the past six months and I’m thrilled to be part of its future expansion.”

Earlier this year the Hut Group announced plans to create up to 100 new jobs in Mid Cheshire.