National Express announces appointment of new Non-Executive Director
National Express Group PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Crummack as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 6 May 2015.
Matthew is Deputy CEO and Chief Integration Officer of Bravofly Rumbo Group (SWX:BRG), incorporating lastminute.com, the online travel and leisure retailer. Until lastminute.com's acquisition by BRG in March 2015, Mr Crummack, in his position as CEO, oversaw an upgrade of the company's technology platforms, a move to mobile and improvements in the company's branding. Today it has one of the highest scores for brand recognition in the travel sector. Mr Crummack was formerly a Senior Vice President of Lodging at Expedia, has previously worked for Nestle UK, and spent eight years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of roles.
Matthew has a BSc in International Business & French from Aston University, Birmingham.
Matthew will become a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Safety and Environment Committee upon his appointment to the Board of National Express.
As announced last year, Sir Andrew Foster, Non-Executive Director and current Chair of the Remuneration Committee, is due to step down from the Board on 6 May 2015. Jane Kingston will assume the role of Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
Sir John Armitt, Chairman of National Express, said: "I am delighted that Matthew is joining the Board of National Express. Matthew has worked for some of the world's leading consumer firms and brings significant knowledge of the digital landscape from lastminute.com. His experience is directly relevant to National Express as we place customers at the heart of our strategy and constantly focus on delivering continuously improving services.
"I would like to extend my thanks to Sir Andrew who has always been a source of wise advice and counsel. Sir Andrew has made a significant contribution to the National Express Board since joining in 2004 and we all wish him the best for the future."
Matthew Crummack, said: "I am excited to become a part of the National Express story, which has a great brand heritage and a promising global growth trajectory. I am looking forward to working with the whole Board team, led by Chairman Sir John Armitt and CEO Dean Finch".
Matthew Crummack - Experience summary
2015 - Deputy CEO, Chief Integration Officer, Head of Sales & Marketing, Bravofly Rumbo Group (SWX:BRG)
2011-2015: CEO, lastminute.com
2006-2011: Expedia, Senior Vice President, Lodging and Vice President, EMEA, Airline and Tour Operations
2004-2006: Nestle UK, Global Business Development Director
2001-2001: FPP Design Ltd, Business Development Director
1993-2011: Procter & Gamble
National Express Group
National Express Group is a leading transport provider delivering services in the UK, Continental Europe, North Africa, North America and the Middle East. Every year more than 845 million journeys are made on our buses, trains, light rail services and coaches.