Our Board

Matthew Crummack, Chief Executive Officer

Matthew was CEO of lastminute.com from 2011 until the business was acquired by lastminute.com Group (previously Bravofly Rumbo Group) in March 2015. Post-acquisition, he served as Deputy CEO and Chief Integration Officer until 31 December 2015.

Matthew was formerly a Senior Vice President of Global Lodging at Expedia, has previously worked for Nestlé UK, and spent eight years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of UK and European sales and marketing roles. In May 2015, Matthew became a non-executive director of National Express plc. He is also a director of his own UK-based company, Interventus Limited.

In June 2016 Matthew was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Aston University in recognition of his achievements as an alumnus.

Matthew chairs the Disclosure Committee.

Nick Wrighton, Chief Financial Officer

Nick is a Chartered Accountant and was Deputy CFO at esure Group plc from January 2014, having joined in June 2012 as Group Financial Controller.

Nick was part of the esure Group plc team that guided esure Group plc’s flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 2013 and worked on the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent of Gocompare.com in 2014.

Prior to joining esure Group plc, Nick spent five years at Brit Insurance, where he held a number of finance roles including Financial Controller for Brit Insurance Limited, and seven years at RSA.

Nick is a member of the Disclosure Committee.

Angela Seymour-Jackson, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director

Angela became a non-executive director of the board of esure Group plc in October 2015 and sits on its remuneration committee and its risk committee. She is also a non-executive director of Henderson Group plc and Rentokil Initial plc where she is a member of the remuneration and risk committees and the remuneration committee, respectively.

From December 2012 until September 2016 Angela was managing director of workplace savings at Aegon UK. She was also a member of Aegon UK's independent governance committee.

Prior to joining Aegon UK, Angela held a variety of senior sales and marketing roles at Norwich Union Insurance, General Accident, CGNU and Aviva, including running Aviva's direct to consumer personal lines insurance business.

She was CEO of RAC Motoring Services from 2010 to 2012 and led the sale of that business to The Carlyle Group.

Angela chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee.

Zillah Byng-Thorne, Non-Executive Director

Zillah became a non-executive director and a member of the audit committee and nomination committee of Paddy Power Betfair plc in February 2016. Zillah was previously a non-executive director of Betfair Group plc prior to its merger with Paddy Power plc.

Prior to this, she was Chief Financial Officer of Trader Media Group from 2009 and interim Chief Executive until July 2013, Chief Financial Officer of Fitness First Group Ltd from 2006 to 2009, and Chief Financial Officer of the Thresher Group from 2002 to 2005.

Zillah has also previously held senior finance positions with GE Capital and HMV Media Group, qualified as an accountant with Nestlé UK Ltd, and was a non-executive Director of Mecom Group plc from 2011 until February 2015. She is also currently Chief Executive Officer of Future plc, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer.

Zillah chairs the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.

Adrian Webb, Non-Executive Director

Adrian has 30 years’ experience in marketing and communications including 20 years with major financial services brands. He served as Head of Group Public Relations with Direct Line, then Head of Communications with Virgin's banking arm, before joining award-winning London consultancy Consolidated Communications as Strategy Director in 2000.

Adrian joined the esure Group in 2002 becoming Head of Marketing and Communications. He was part of the esure Group plc team that guided the company's MBO in 2010 and flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 2013.

Adrian retired from the esure Group in May 2015 and was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Gocompare.com on 21 July 2015, having worked with the Gocompare.com Group extensively since esure Group plc’s first investment in Gocompare.com.

Adrian is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.

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