Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel industry, today announces changes to the Board of Directors of eNett International (“eNett”), its global B2B payments business in which it is the majority shareholder.
The changes are designed to strengthen the eNett business, a rapidly growing element of Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform, and a key component of its Beyond Air capabilities.
Gordon Wilson, President and CEO for Travelport, takes over as Chairman of eNett. Wilson is joined on the board by Elizabeth Buse, an accomplished leader in the global payments industry. Buse has held a number of senior executive roles in high profile payments businesses, including Visa, Inc., as well as mobile payments company, Monitise plc, where she was CEO. Buse is also a Director of Travelport. Also joining the board are Travelport executives, Bernard Bot and Thomas Murphy, who are Travelport’s Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel respectively.
Anthony Hynes, the CEO of eNett, and Rob Bishop, a Non-Executive Director representing Optal, eNett’s minority shareholder, make up the full eNett board membership. As well as additional expertise in credit cards and payments, Bishop brings extensive financial services experience to the board having held senior executive roles with NAB, Westpac and Citibank.
Gordon Wilson, President and CEO of Travelport, commented:
“eNett plays a key part in Travelport’s growth strategy and I am excited about leading its board as it embarks upon its next phase of growth. This business has not only expanded well to date, but also has a great future ahead of it. Adding further depth and breadth of management experience in the payments, travel and distribution industries to its board of directors will support Anthony Hynes and his team in being able to fully realise the potential of the business.”
Since its inception in 2009, eNett has sustained impressive year-on-year growth and today employs more than 120 people worldwide. Today, eNett can support customers in over 70 countries and continues to focus on recruiting new talent in all of its major hubs in Australia, the UK andSingapore to further strengthen its operations.