Skyscanner announces changes at the top

Skyscanner's Gareth Williams

Edinburgh-based travel search site Skyscanner said its co-founder and CEO Gareth Williams is to take up a new role as chair of the company.

He will be replaced as CEO by current chief technology officer Bryan Dove.

China’s biggest online travel company International announced a deal to buy Skyscanner for about £1.4 billion in late 2016.

Williams said: “I’m very excited to take on the role of chairperson, where more of my focus will be on Skyscanner’s long-term vision.

“Former CTO Bryan Dove is a natural fit as my successor, having been pivotal in shaping our current strategy and structure.

“He has a wealth of experience and is additionally supported by a brilliant senior leadership team.”

Dove said: “Gareth is a tremendous leader and I’m delighted to continue working with him in his role as chairperson.

“I’ve never been more excited or optimistic about Skyscanner’s future and our ability to make a positive impact on travellers and partners around the world.”