Andrew Latham is to hand over his role as chief executive of icelolly.com to Richard Singer.
Andrew has been with icelolly for almost four years and has done an excellent job in repositioning the business and the brand, recruiting a first class team, creating a strong supportive culture and putting in place the building blocks for a successful future.
Richard will start with immediate effect and joins following 5 years at deals publisher Travelzoo where he was President of Europe. Prior to this he held senior level roles at Telegraph Media Group including General Manager of Telegraph Travel.
Richard Singer said: “I am delighted to be joining a dynamic and entrepreneurial business at such an exciting period. The icelolly.com team has built a fantastic brand which serves as an important distribution platform for travel companies.
“I am looking forward to working with the team to promote the brand further and develop new propositions for customers and partners.
“The UK travel market is fiercely competitive but I believe that a comprehensive price comparison model offers real value to consumers who want the best prices from the leading travel providers”.
Palatine’s support for the business remains fully intact and they remain completely committed to helping the team deliver the new business plan.
Andy Lees, non-executive director of icelolly.com and partner at the company’s majority shareholder Palatine Private Equity, said: “The board’s thanks go to Andrew Latham for his role in developing the icelolly.com brand into one of the most-recognised in the UK holiday market.
“Richard’s experience in media, internet marketplaces and customer marketing will help build on the achievements of the icelolly.com team and we look forward to growing the business over the next few years.”
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Notes to editors
Founded in 2005, icelolly.com is one of the UK’s leading holiday comparison websites, with more than 20 million visitors each year.
Customers can compare millions of great deals on package holidays, cruises and UK breaks from some of the top travel companies. Booking is simple, fast, and because all holidays are protected, safe – Once a customer has searched for their holiday on icelolly.com all they have to do is call the phone number, or visit the website of the dedicated travel provider, who will process their reservation as well as provide all the required information.
Being able to compare deals from more than 30 different travel companies, who add their best offers daily, allows customers to save time researching their holiday and save money, making icelolly.com a firm favourite with British holidaymakers.