CarTrawler Appoints Zillah Byng-Thorne As Non-Executive Director

By Dave Simpson
CarTrawler Appoints Zillah Byng-Thorne As Non-Executive Director

Dublin-based B2B travel technology company CarTrawler has announced the appointment of Zillah Byng-Thorne as a non-executive director to its board.


CarTrawler provides car rental and mobility technology solutions to players in the global travel industry including easyJet, Emirates, eDreams Odigeo and American Express Travel. Byng-Thorne's appointment coincides with a period of global expansion for the company with partnerships including Uber, United Airlines, Hopper, and Volotea.

Byng-Thorne is the outgoing CEO 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 to 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 benefitting 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."


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