Meet the Team
Skyscanner employs about 150 people, mostly based in its head office in Edinburgh, with a second office in Singapore.
Gareth Williams, Co-founder and Chief Executive
It was Gareth's frustration with finding cheap flights that led him to create version one of Skyscanner in 2001; a simple excel spreadsheet that collated flight prices. Now Chief Executive, Gareth's 14 years of experience as a developer for financial institutions and retail companies have helped him make Skyscanner one of the UK's top digital travel companies.
In his limited spare time, Gareth enjoys playing chess moderately, swimming slowly and cooking badly. When it comes to his own travels, his favourite destination is Sydney, Australia. "It's got great restaurants and great wine. The weather is also slightly better than Scotland's".
Mark Logan, Chief Operating Officer
Mark joined Skyscanner in April 2012 from Cisco, where he was the Director of Advanced Services, responsible for managing global technology programmes of up to $200m in value. His prior experience includes being co-founder of Sumerian in 2002 where he held several senior positions including CTO, and VP of Engineering with Atlantech Technologies, a Glasgow start-up founded in 2000. Mark lives in Glasgow with his three sons.
Shane Corstorphine, Chief Financial Officer
Shane joined Skyscanner in 2012 having previously been Director of Performance for Barclays Corporate where he was responsible for driving both sales growth and efficiency across a 1,500-strong team delivering £2bn income per annum.
Shane is a qualified accountant having qualified with PWC in London as part of the Financial Services Advisory team with a focus on Private Equity investments. He has also mentored online businesses for a number of years through Scottish Enterprise and PSYBT. These have included Geolocation-based social networking site Quickcatchup.com and Driving Lessons comparison site LowPriceLessons.com.
Shane also has a Masters in Engineering from Durham University.
Bonamy Grimes, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer
An early interest in computer geekery led Bon to a Computer Science degree at Manchester University. It was here that he met Gareth Williams, (now Skyscanner Chief Executive). Little did they know that their love for MySQL and C++ would lead to them founding one of the best travel sites in the world.
Before co-founding Skyscanner, Bon spent 14 years as a developer, working as a contractor for many high profile clients. When it comes to his own travels, Bon cites the Singita game reserve in South Africa as his favourite holiday destination, and also has a lot of love for Deia in Palma Majorca.
Frank Skivington, Chief Commercial Officer
Frank is the Chief Commercial Officer of Skyscanner with responsibility for all sales and marketing activities as well as the expansion of the business into Asia-Pacific through the company’s operations in Singapore, which opened in September 2011. Prior to joining Skyscanner, Frank spent over 15 years in senior commercial roles in media / digital media, and was one of the founding directors of Scotland’s then most successful digital media company, s1, from its inception in 2000, up to joining Skyscanner in 2008.
Frank lives in East Renfrewshire and is married with two sons.
Ewan Gray, Regional Director, Asia Pacific
Ewan Gray has been with Skyscanner since 2008. Prior to joining Skyscanner Ewan held various management positions in print and digital media. He now heads up Skyscanner’s Asia-Pacific operation which is based in Singapore.
Ewan has a strong understanding of e-commerce and digital marketing within the travel and airline industries and has spent the last three years developing and growing Skyscanner’s partnerships.
He lives in Singapore with his wife and child.
Rachel Evatt, Product Director
After several years as a Management & Technology Consultant at Diamond working for clients including RBS, MTC Vodafone and Brighthouse, the frustrations of planning travel got the better of her and Rachel co-founded Zoombu, a door-to-door travel search engine. Zoombu was acquired by Skyscanner in 2010, and Rachel went on to become Skyscanner’s Product Director in May 2011.
When not hard at work making Skyscanner even better, Rachel can usually be found on her bike. She’s a keen cyclist who competes in national road races and is the title holder for the Tour of Malta international race 2012. She travels to the Alps with her bike every year to climb mountains.
Alistair Hann, Chief Technology Officer
Alistair joined Skyscanner after Zoombu, the travel search engine he co-founded with Rachel Evatt, was acquired by Skyscanner in 2010. Alistair is an active member of the Edinburgh, London and Oxford start-up communities, frequently presenting on the challenges of scaling technology and building a great product. At home, when he isn’t playing around with tech, he learns history and languages, cooks and sails dinghies.