Douglas joined the Group as Chair in April 2013. Prior to this, Douglas served as Managing Director of eBay UK and as Senior Vice President eBay Europe and as the founder and Managing Director of the online division of Capital Radio. Douglas is currently Chair of Photobox, and has served on the boards of Ocado plc and the Cabinet Office’s Digital Advisory Board. Douglas holds an Oxford undergraduate degree and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Clare has been CEO of Trainline since 2014, leading the business through a period of rapid growth and expansion. Prior to Trainline, Clare was Vice President, Greater Europe for eBay. Clare is an advisor to Future Frontiers, an award-winning social enterprise that provides career guidance to pupils from low income backgrounds, and through Trainline is a supporter of Code First Girls. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Int) degree from University College of Dublin and is their Business Alumni of the year 2019.
Shaun joined the Group and became Chief Finance Officer in September 2016. Prior to this, Shaun held the position of International Director for ASOS, and previously as Chief Financial Officer for Amazon Europe. Shaun is currently a non-executive director for AO, an online-only retailer operation in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Shaun is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Essex.
Philipp was appointed as a non-executive director in December 2016. Philipp is the Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry Team for KKR’s Private Equity platform in Europe. He is Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board and a member of the Audit Committee of GfK SE. Philipp was a scholar of the German National Scholarship foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) and graduated top of his class at WHU Koblenz, EDHEC Lille and University of Texas at Trainline, McCombs School of Business.
Franziska was appointed as a non-executive director in September 2015. Franziska is a Director at KKR and a member of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications team in Europe. She is currently a non-executive director of the Supervisory Board and a member of the audit committee of GfK. Franziska holds a First Class Honours B.A. from McGill University.
Martin was appointed as a non-executive director in December 2016. Martin is a General Partner at Index Venture, which he joined in 2010. He had previously spent 2 years as an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS in London. He is currently a non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee of Deliveroo, a non-executive director of Cowboy, a non-executive director of Kry, a non-executive director of Personio, a non-executive director of Revolut. Martin holds a Masters in Finance from Sciences Po Paris.
Andy joined the Group in June 2015 as a director of Victoria Investments Bidco and was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company in December 2016. Andy co-founded Active Hotels, and after it was acquired by Priceline, became CEO of Priceline’s international business. Under his leadership, Priceline International acquired Booking.BV before rebranding to Booking.com, now one of the world’s largest travel businesses. Andy holds various non-executive director and/or advisory positions for finance and venture capital backed firms including Prodigy Finance, Albion Capital and iQ Capital, as well as for Hussle and Thought Machine.
Dr. Phillipps has regularly lectured on entrepreneurship at London Business School and INSEAD. He holds a PhD and a BA from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.
Lucian (London) is a Member at KKR and part of the European Technology, Media, & Telecommunications team. He is currently serving on the boards of Ivalua, Trainline and Optimal+. Lucian also spent one year with KKR Capstone where he worked on various assignments at ProSiebenSat.1. Before joining KKR, Lucian worked in the M&A department of J.P. Morgan in London. He holds an MSc in Economics as well as a PhD (summa cum laude) from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).