Ian McCaig

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"Ian was formerly CEO of lastminute.com - Europe’s largest online travel and leisure business.

"He joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in August 2003, five years after it was founded by entrepreneurs Brent Hoberman and Martha Lane Fox.

"Working alongside the co-founders and the PLC board - to which he was appointed in November 03 - Ian helped grow the business from £500ml total transaction value (TTV) in 2003 to nearly three times that by 2005, when the company was sold to Travelocity for £577million.

"During that time Ian managed the trading performance of lastminute.com businesses throughout Europe and headed up the acquisition and integration of 14 European businesses, including leading UK travel brands Holiday Autos, Medhotels and OTC.

"He subsequently took lastminute.com through its own acquisition by Travelocity and led the integration of Travelocity’s European business interests with those of the lastminute.com group.

"He was appointed group CEO in May 2006.

"Ian started his career in the IT industry, where he spent seven years before moving into telecommunications in 1995, with a role at Telewest Communications.

"He went to mobile phone firm Nokia in 1997, where he led businesses in Europe, the Middle East & Asia and, in 2002, launched some of the world’s first commercial 3G networks." [1]

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  1. Ian McCaig, windsorleadershiptrust, accessed November 30, 2011.