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GoCo appoints Alan Burns as CFO

The parent company of GoCompare, GoCo, has announced the appointment of Alan Burns as CFO.

Burns succeeds Nick Wrighton, who will step down from the board after a handover period and leave the business after four years in the role.

Burns has held senior management positions at Photobox Group between 2011 and 2019 and prior to that at Expedia.

At Photobox, he was part of the senior management team that built an international multi-brand group of businesses, including through the acquisitions of Moonpig, Hofmann, PosterXXL and Greetz.

Whereas, at Expedia, Burns oversaw the growth of the European business comprising the Expedia, Hotels.com and private label brands, and then subsequently provided financial leadership through a period of high level of global growth at Hotels.com. 

Burns will join the company on 1 September 2020 and take up the position of CFO and join the board on 1 October 2020, subject to the normal regulatory approvals.

Matthew Crummack, CEO GoCo Group said: “I am delighted that Alan is joining us as GoCo continues its evolution into a fully-fledged technology business offering customers simple solutions to save time and money. 

“His experience will be invaluable as we develop higher quality revenue streams from our AutoSave business and other initiatives. I’d like to thank Nick for his significant contribution at GoCo. His stewardship of our financial resources and oversight of our financial systems, all played a significant role in the evolution of our company.”

Chairman, Sir Peter Wood, added: “The board welcomes Alan to the group. I’m sure his knowledge and experience will be of great benefit as the Group continues to evolve its offer via its technology platform. 

“The board and I also wish to thank Nick for his valued contribution and commitment to the development of the business. We wish him well in his new endeavours.”

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