HMV Europe has appointed Mark Bennett to the newly-created role as head of digital, with immediate effect.

HMV Europe has appointed Mark Bennett to the newly-created role as head of digital, with immediate effect.

Based in London, Bennett will lead HMV's digital strategy and will be tasked with overseeing the project management and launch of the retailer's digital downloading service, which is due before the end of the year.

He joins the retailer from Warner Music U.K., where he has been commercial manager and head of digital sales since December 2002.

In his new role, Bennett reports to HMV Europe E-commerce director Stuart Rowe.