DC Thomson Family History has announced the appointment of Matthew Batchelor to the new role of Chief Technology Officer. Matthew Batchelor, formerly Group Chief Technology Officer for Technology and Product at Momondo Group will join the business in February 2014. As Chief Technology Officer, Matthew will oversee development of the strategic technology plan for DC Thomson Family History.
Matthew brings over 17 years of technology experience to the role. He began his career at Agora Professional Services and has worked in senior roles with a number of high profile companies including IMG Media, Reuters Breakingviews, SmithBaynes and more recently with Livebookings and Bookatable.com. At Momondo Group, Matthew worked across both the Cheapflights and Momondo websites which together form the international leader in travel search.
DC Thomson Family History Chief Executive Officer Annelies van den Belt said, “Matt brings with him considerable experience of leading multi-disciplinary technology teams and has worked for a number of market leading media and online organisations. “Matt’s role will be to work across our brands, which include findmypast and Genes Reunited, and he will have overall responsibility for our operational solutions. Matt will play a key part of my senior management team and I am delighted to welcome him to the company.” Matthew added, “I am looking forward to joining DC Thomson Family History in this new role. Family History offers many opportunities for the online market and I look forward to working with Annelies and the team in the exciting challenges that lie ahead.”