GoCompare.com Group plc
28 February 2019
Appointment of new Independent Non-Executive Director
GoCompare welcomes Nick Hugh to its Board
The Board of GoCompare.com Group plc ('GoCompare') are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Hugh as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 27 February 2019.
Nick is the Chief Executive Officer of the Telegraph Media Group, a role he has held since June 2017 and prior to this he was Chief Operating Officer, having joined the group in January 2017. Since joining TMG, Nick has overseen the group's data-led 'registration-first' strategy and its investment in technology, data and high-quality journalism.
Nick has almost 20 years' digital experience with companies that range from global media players to innovative start-ups. Before joining The Telegraph, Nick worked at Yahoo! for eight years where he held roles such as Yahoo!'s Vice President for EMEA. He previously spent more than 15 years at various companies, including BT and advertising technology specialist, Phorm. Nick was also a Non-Executive Director of esure Group plc until its sale to Bain Capital in December 2018.
Nick has an MBA from INSEAD, one of the leading business schools in the world, and a BA Hons degree in French and Italian from the University of Manchester, UK.
Commenting on the new appointment, Sir Peter Wood, Chairman of GoCompare, said:
'I'm delighted to welcome Nick to the Board of GoCompare. Nick has a vast amount of experience working with companies in digital, marketing and media and will provide invaluable insight to our strategic and operational aims, including the delivery of our Savings as a Service strategy. The Board and I look forward to Nick's input as we continue to develop our customer offering, making saving time and money as hassle-free as possible for consumers.'
There is no additional information required to be disclosed in relation to Nick Hugh pursuant to paragraph LR9.6.13R of the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.
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About GoCompare.com Group plc (www.gocomparegroup.com)
GoCompare.com Group plc operates GoCompare, a leading UK financial services, utilities and home services comparison website; MyVoucherCodes, which is a digital media and affiliate marketing specialist that connects consumers with money saving offers from the world's leading brands; Energylinx, an established energy switching and comparison service with more energy supplier relationships than any other UK comparison provider; and weflip, an innovative switching service that uses technology to automatically flip people onto cheap energy tariffs, forever.
GoCompare attracts approximately five million visits every month and is designed to help people save time and money.
When GoCompare launched in 2006 it disrupted the insurance market as the first comparison website to display policy details rather
than just listing prices. GoCompare's goal was then, and still is now, to help people make better-informed buying decisions that save them time and money.
MyVoucherCodes.co.uk is one of the UK's biggest discount voucher websites. It launched in November 2006 and provides sales, discount and voucher code information to millions of consumers across the UK every month.
Each week, MyVoucherCodes send a variety of emails with the best selection of deals, vouchers and offers across fashion, restaurants, electronics, travel, beauty and more to its eight million email subscribers.
Energylinx is a domestic and business energy comparison and switching service that, through its market-leading supplier relationships, helps its customer find, compare and switch to the best value energy tariffs.
Based in Alloa, Scotland, Energylinx is also a trusted provider of white-labelled energy comparison services to over 200 partners, including some of the UK's best-known consumer organisations, including Which?.
weflip is a completely free to use automatic switching service. After customers sign up, weflip simply switches them onto better energy tariffs automatically, doing all the hard work on their behalf, so they never have to worry about overspending on energy ever again.
GoCompare.com Group plc uses data gathered from more than 20 million customers over the last 11 years to underpin its drive to continually improve its proposition and leverage its strong position.
The Group is also an investor in Souqalmal.com, the leading comparison business in the Middle East; and in promising fintech start up MortgageGym, the mortgage robo-adviser.