WEST CHESTER, Pa., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QVC, the global leader in video and eCommerce retail, announced today the promotion of John Cowan to the position of Senior Vice President, Information Technology Global Services. Cowan, who will report to Linda Dillman, CIO, will be responsible for driving key global IT initiatives and providing leadership for QVC's European IT organization. "As QVC continues to grow and evolve globally, it is important that we effectively leverage our resources at the local, regional and global levels," said Dillman. "This is particularly true for our technology teams. John's extraordinary knowledge of both IT and QVC's global markets, coupled with his strong leadership and relationship-building skills, will be invaluable for our future growth." Cowan was most recently Vice President, Global Systems & Initiatives. Since joining QVC in 1994, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Business Strategy and Technology Integration, and Vice President of Business Technology. He also played a key role in the start-up of QVC in Germany and Japan, and recently assisted QVC Italy in deploying a new systems release in September 2012. Cowan will continue to be based at QVC's global headquarters in West Chester, PA.About QVCQVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA), is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 250 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 26-year history and the company's website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. SOURCE QVC, Inc.