Web Reservations International has appointed Mark Opzoomer and Brian Dunne to its board as non-executive directors.Mark Opzoomer is currently managing partner of Bond Capital Partners. Previously he was managing director of Yahoo Europe, interim CEO of Blinkx, deputy managing director of Hodder Headline plc and commercial director of both Sega Europe and Virgin Communications.
He is currently a board member of Rambler Media Group plc, Newbay Software and Oxigen II. He was formerly a director of Autonomy Corporation Plc. Mark holds an MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, is qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC and earned a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.
Brian Dunne is currently executive vice president and CFO of ACE Aviation Holdings, the publicly quoted parent of Air Canada, Aeroplan LP, Jazz Air LP and a range of other businesses.
Previously he was CFO and board director of Aer Lingus where he played a key role in transforming the Irish airline into a profitable low-fare carrier. Prior to joining Aer Lingus Brian worked for Arthur Andersen where he was a partner in the business consulting practice.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin.
Speaking about the board appointments, founder and CEO of Web Reservations International Ray Nolan said: “I’m pleased to welcome Mark Opzoomer and Brian Dunne to the board at this exciting time of growth for WRI. Their direct and high-level experience of online business, capital markets and global expansion will be invaluable to the board in planning the strategic growth of the company.”