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Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Trainline PLC

Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

RNS Number : 5171T
Trainline PLC
21 July 2020

Trainline plc ("Trainline or the "Company")


Appointment of Chief Operating Officer


21 July 2020


Trainline plc today announces the appointment of Jody Ford to serve in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, effective 21st September, 2020.  Jody will join the Board and report into CEO Clare Gilmartin.


As Trainline continues to focus on scaling the business, the decision to appoint a Chief Operating Officer has been taken in order to further broaden and deepen the Company's leadership bench. In his new role, Jody will be central to driving Trainline's growth strategy and performance with responsibility for the Commercial, Marketing, Product and Tech functions.


Jody brings extensive experience innovating consumer-facing digital and technology businesses, helping them transform and grow across new sectors, markets and audiences.  He joins Trainline from his role as CEO at Photobox Group, Europe's leading personalisation business.  Prior to Photobox Group, he spent 10 years at eBay, latterly in California, leading the Growth function globally.


Clare Gilmartin, CEO, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Jody to Trainline and look forward to him helping us deliver our long-term growth plan. We are proud to attract such talent to our senior management team which continues to be focused on championing more environmentally sustainable travel choices."


Commenting on his appointment, Jody Ford said: "I'm excited to be joining a technology company with so much potential for growth and a clear goal of making rail and coach travel easier for millions of people globally.  I look forward to working with the Board and Trainline's team to continue innovating for the benefit of our customers."


There are no further details to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13 R.




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About Trainline

Trainline ( ) is the leading independent rail and coach travel platform selling rail and coach tickets to millions of travellers worldwide, enabling them to seamlessly search, book and manage their journeys all in one place via its highly rated website and mobile app. Trainline is a one‐stop shop for rail and coach travel bringing together millions of routes, fares and journey times from more than 270 rail and coach carriers across 45 countries.


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