We are pleased to announce the appointment of former Google Maps Vice President Hugh Williams to our board, with our founder Michael Cameron named new Chairman of the Board.
Hugh has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and technical executive, particularly in the fields of search engines, matching technologies, digital marketplaces and mobile technologies, and his CV includes executive stints at eBay, Microsoft, Tinder and Pivotal. Currently, Hugh serves as advisor to a number of startups, as well as serving as Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Fellow at the Melbourne Business School, a non-executive director of Redbubble and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University.
“Rome2rio is a great company, indicative of the creative technology companies in Australia,” said Hugh. “I’m excited to be joining them for their next phase, and look forward to utilising my background running Google Maps and working on search at eBay and Microsoft to help them achieve their objectives. I have a passion for how the internet is changing the way B2C companies work, and Rome2rio’s commitment to enhancing the user’s travel planning experience is a natural fit for my passion and experience.”
These changes follow the recent departure of Executive Chairman Rod Cuthbert and will usher in an exciting new phase for Rome2rio, which includes our recently announced partnership with Lonely Planet.