CarTrawler appoints Zillah Byng-Thorne as non-executive director

CarTrawler appoints Zillah Byng-Thorne as non-executive director

Byng-Thorne joins during a period of global expansion for the company

Zillah Byng-Thorne is the outgoing chief executive of global media business Future plc and is credited with transforming the business during her time there, growing its market capitalisation from £30 million in 2013 approximately £1.4 billion. 

Byng-Thorne is also an experienced board member and is chair-designate of Trustpilot, chair of M&C Saatchi plc, a non-executive director of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, and previously served as director of Flutter Entertainment, The Hut Group and Go Compare.

Commenting on the appointment, Patrick Kennedy, chairman of CarTrawler, said, “We are delighted to welcome Zillah to the board, and look forward to benefiting from the contributions her extensive leadership experience and technology expertise will bring to the table. 

“Zillah’s long history and proven track record as both a CEO and CFO in multiple sectors will be very valuable in supporting CarTrawler’s growth ambitions.”

Byng-Thorne added, “I am honoured to have been asked to join the board at CarTrawler, and see huge opportunity for the business to maximise on opportunities in the travel tech sector in this post-Covid travel era.

“I look forward to working closely with my fellow board members and sharing my experience to support CarTrawler’s ambitious plans.”