Leadership - Photobox Group - 05 May 2015

Photobox Group strengthens Board with major appointment

Douglas McCallum appointed as Non-Executive Chairman

London – Tuesday 5th May 2015 – Photobox Group, parent of the Photobox, Moonpig, PaperShaker, Sticky9 and Hofmann brands, is pleased to announce the appointment of the former Senior Vice President and General Manager of eBay Europe, Douglas McCallum, as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. This appointment strengthen the organisation and reflect the Group’s ambitious growth plans as it seeks to consolidate its foothold in the personalisation market, enter new markets and broaden its innovative product offering.

Commenting on the appointments, Photobox Group President & Chief Executive Officer, Stan Laurent said: “An international digital pioneer, Douglas will play a critical role in strengthening our governance and our Board experience. His track record in developing digital businesses organically as well as through international M&A matches perfectly our Group strategy. I have no doubt that his extensive experience, at the very highest level, will prove to be invaluable as we strive towards joining the billion-dollar club.”

Douglas brings more than 20 years of experience as an investor and global digital business leader. He is currently Chairman of trainline.com and is also a non-executive director of Ocado Plc, where he chairs the company’s remuneration committee. Douglas scaled eBay in the UK from 350,000 users to 15 million in just a few short years. In 2008, he took on EMEA, which had 50% of eBay’s global revenues, where he devised and implemented a turnaround strategy that enabled the business to win back market share and grow eBay Europe to a $16bn business. Douglas is also a member of the Cabinet Office’s Digital Advisory Board and is President and Founder of eBay for Charity.

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Douglas commented:“I have always had something of a passion for personalisation and in many ways have made my career in the internet for over twenty years now leading the charge to making affordable personalisation a reality for consumers. Today it is a large and fast growing market, but one in which only the most innovative businesses thrive.The Photobox Group of companies are all ambitious innovators, continually developing new and exciting products that their customers, including me, love to buy and share, so I’m truly delighted to have been asked to join as Chairman. Photobox is already the market leader in several countries across Europe, but there remains huge potential for it to grow further and faster, innovating and disrupting its way into becoming a very large business; I am greatly looking forward to helping it succeed in this mission.”