National Express’ new Non-Executive Director
National Express Group Plc has appointed Matthew Crummack as an independent Non-Executive Director 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 this company’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. He will become a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Safety and Environment Committee upon his appointment to the Board of National Express.
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.
Chairman of National Express, Sir John Armitt, said, ‘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.’