Skyscanner seeks user to be replacement chief executive for the day

Skyscanner seeks user to be replacement chief executive for the day

Skyscanner is recruiting a replacement for chief executive Gareth Williams to run the business, for just one day.


The temporary chief executive will tour the Edinburgh head office, meet the various teams and be expected to cover a range of key duties in return for a pay cheque of £2,500.


These include providing insight into Skyscanner’s flights, hotels and car hire products, testing changes to the site and apps, being interviewed by media, reviewing the company strategy and drawing weird doodles.


The position is open to anyone who is eligible to work in the UK, regardless of experience – the only pre-requisite being a passion for travel.


The job application can be completed in 100 words with a deadline of August 24.


The one-off opportunity come as the travel search engine celebrates 40 million people worldwide using the site every month.


Company spokeswoman, Mary Porter, said: “At Skyscanner we always say that our customers are at the heart of our business and this is our chance to prove it by bringing in one of them to take over as boss, providing us with the ultimate in user feedback. It’s a very exciting opportunity.”


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