The new appointment has served tenures at Photobox Group and Expedia
GoCo Group, the parent company of aggregator website GoCompare, has appointed Alan Burns as its new chief financial officer, subject to regulatory approval.
Burns, who is replacing outgoing CFO Nick Wrighton, is expected to join the business on 1 September and take up his board position from 1 October.
Wrighton, who has spent the past four years at GoCo Group, will step down from the company’s board on 1 October, to ensure a smooth transition period.
Burns has extensive experience within the consumer digital and technology sector, previously undertaking senior management roles at online photo printing firm Photobox Group between 2011 and 2019, as well as at travel organisation Expedia, which includes booking site Hotels.com. He has also worked at Spotahome, Autoquake and TV Travel Shop.
His expertise includes helping to build an international multi-brand group, overseeing business growth and providing financial leadership.
Matthew Crummack, chief executive at GoCo Group, said: “I am delighted that Alan is joining us as GoCo continues its evolution into a fully-fledged technology business offering customers simple solutions to save time and money.
“His experience will be invaluable as we develop higher quality revenue streams from our AutoSave business and other initiatives.
“I’d like to thank Nick for his significant contribution at GoCo. His stewardship of our financial resources and oversight of our financial systems all played a significant role in the evolution of our company.”
Sir Peter Wood, chairman of GoCo Group, added: “The board welcomes Alan to the Group. I’m sure his knowledge and experience will be of great benefit as the Group continues to evolve its offer via its technology platform.
“The board and I also wish to thank Nick for his valued contribution and commitment to the development of the business. We wish him well in his new endeavours.”