Holiday Extras supports growth strategy with new appointment

Published on : Wednesday, October 10, 2018

downloadHoliday Extras, the UK’s market-leading holiday add-ons technology provider, is delighted to announce the appointment of Margaret Rice-Jones to the group board as non-executive director.


Margaret is Holiday Extras’ first board appointment to follow the successful management buy-out in May 2018. With more than 25 years’ track record of leading technology innovation across a range of sectors including travel, Margaret was Chair of Skyscanner before its £1.4 billion acquisition in 2016 and she will help Holiday Extras achieve its ambitious growth plans.


“This is an excellent time for me to join the new Holiday Extras board and help this innovative travel tech business reach its considerable potential,” said Rice-Jones. “This is a sector I know well from chairing Skyscanner pre-acquisition, and I’m looking forward to working with the bright, can-do leadership team at Holiday Extras to meet our target valuation of £300m-£500m over the next five years.”


Rice-Jones brings to HX a wealth of experience in growing technology businesses, including chairing Origami Energy and ctrlio.


Holiday Extras Group CEO Matthew Pack commented, “Margaret’s experience with technology and product innovation means she will bring exactly the complementary set of skills to the HX board that we were looking for. I’m looking forward to our business enjoying the benefit of her extensive experience of building similar technology businesses up to their true potential.”

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