Our Senior Team

Lee Griffin, Chief Operating Officer

Lee is one of the founding members of Gocompare.com and has been with the company since its inception. He has vast experience of business development, partner relationships and product innovation.

Lee has spent over 20 years in the insurance industry, and during the last 14 years he has played a pivotal role in the rise of price comparison websites.

Before helping to start Gocompare.com he worked for Admiral in various business critical roles, culminating in being part of the team that launched Confused.com.

Faisal Galaria, Chief Strategy and Investments Officer

Faisal has almost 20 years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur, adviser and general manager who has built and been part of some of the world's most loved global consumer technology companies, at every stage from founder, to hyper-growth to massively scaled.

He has successfully led and grown mobile and internet companies in Europe, Asia and the USA, across a range of industries including media, communications and travel. Most recently, as Partner and Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, he was instrumental in the digital transformation of private equity-backed companies including ProSiebenSat1, Travelocity, HMV and OLX.

Prior to this Faisal held senior executive positions with Spotify, Skype and Kayak, and was one of the founders of Jaman.com. He has also been a Venture Partner at Octopus Ventures, one of Europe's leading early stage venture capital firms.

Richard Harris, Chief Customer Acquisition and Retention Officer

Richard has a wealth of experience across all aspects of marketing, and most recently was Head of the Online Marketing Group and Customer Intelligence at Paddy Power Betfair.

Prior to this Richard spent 12 years within the International Marketing Team at American Express, working with markets as diverse as Japan, Australia, Mexico and Canada, and latterly in the UK where he was a member of the UK Leadership team.

Before joining American Express Richard worked for CACI Information Services and Acxiom Marketing Services, where he provided consultancy for number of financial services clients across the UK.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing and holds the Financial Planning Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Insurance.

Jackson Hull, Chief Technology Officer

Jackson has many years’ experience working at the leading edge of technology and software development. He is also a mentor and investor, advising start-up companies in London and San Francisco.

Previously he was CTO at Student.com, leading a global team and building the foremost global marketplace for student accommodation, and at onefinestay (acquired by Accor hotels in 2015), where he and his team re-built the product and experience.

He co-founded Chatterfly, a mobile start-up, which was acquired by San Francisco-based Plum District, the leading daily deal company for mums in the USA. Jackson went on to become CTO at Plum District, which was subsequently acquired by nCrowd.

Earlier in his career, Jackson acted as CTO and VP Product Development, as well as a software developer, at VC-backed Sitoa, the largest US SaaS drop-ship platform provider.

Jackson has a degree in Mechanical and Material Science Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and a Masters in Information Systems from the University of California, Berkeley, both awarded with honours.

Nick Edwards, Chief of Staff, General Counsel and Company Secretary

Nick is a hugely experienced lawyer who has served in senior corporate governance and advisory roles. Prior to joining Gocompare.com Nick spent nine years at esure, where he was appointed as Head of Legal before being promoted to General Counsel and then Company Secretary.  While at esure he led the company’s IPO in 2013, as well as the demerger of Gocompare.com from esure Group in 2016. He was also a member of esure Group’s Executive and Operational Executive Committees.

After qualifying as a lawyer in 1998, Nick spent six years with a City law firm and was also Principal Legal Counsel at a European media group. At Gocompare.com, Nick has overall responsibility for our governance functions, including legal, company secretariat, compliance and risk. He also leads our people-focused teams, including human resources and internal communications.

 

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