CarTrawler appoints Zillah Byng-Thorne as non-executive director

Apr 5, 2023

Dublin, Ireland; 5th April 2023 – CarTrawler, a leading B2B travel technology company, today announces the appointment of Zillah Byng-Thorne as a non-executive director to its Board.

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

Zillah 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. Ms 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.”

Zillah 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.”

About CarTrawler 

CarTrawler is the leading global B2B provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the travel industry. Our purpose is to drive successful partnerships.  

CarTrawler’s end-to-end technology platform expands our airline and travel partners’ offering to their customers, creating substantial ancillary revenue opportunities. We provide unrivalled breadth and depth of content worldwide, including car rental, private airport transfer and ride-hailing services. 

CarTrawler creates innovative, data-led solutions for some of the largest travel brands in the world, including United Airlines, easyJet, American Express Travel, Emirates, and Uber. As a B2B company we focus solely on helping our airline and travel partners build their brands, not our own. 

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