Expedia appoints new UK boss

Expedia has unveiled an internal restructuring of its UK operations following the appointment of Caroline Cartillieri as vice president and managing director.


Cartillieri joins from home improvement retailer Kingfisher and fills the gap left by current president Dermot Halpin’s swift rise to the top job at Expedia in Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Halpin was promoted earlier this year following Simon Breakwell’s move to the US to take a position on the Expedia Inc board of directors.


Cartillieri, who left Kingfisher as director of group commercial finance, will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of Expedia.co.uk.


She was previously head of strategy at the UK-based company, home of DIY giant B&Q. Prior to Kingfisher, Cartillieri was co-founder of EDelights.com.


Halpin said: “Caroline brings a wealth of strategic expertise, commercial acumen and retail knowledge to Expedia.co.uk.


“I know that she will prove adept not just in maintaining our role as market-leader, but will also ensure that we continue to be better placed than our competitors to take advantage of future opportunities.


“By getting that balance right, we will continue to out perform the UK market.”

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