Former Secret Escapes chief technology officer Donovan Frew as joined private jet booking firm Stratajet in the same role.
He will be responsible for building the technical infrastructure to align the platform’s capabilities with the overarching strategy of the business, working closely alongside company founder Jonny Nicol,
Frew spent six years at Secret Escapes, where he built and led the technology team, growing the platform’s customer base 30-fold and drove entry into more than 20 new markets.
He said: “There are very few industries left that are still doing things today the same way they did it 25 years ago. Unfortunately this is largely the case for private aviation. Many start-ups talk about disruption but what Stratajet is doing is truly unique and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of the company’s aspirations to build on its initial success.”
Nicol added: “With a technology as advanced as Stratajet’s, we need someone of Donovan’s significant expertise to keep the platform at the forefront of the private jet industry.
“His knowledge of software development, coupled with his experience in the travel industry, sees him perfectly positioned to drive our technology strategy in our mission to fundamentally change the way people travel.”