People Roundup: Simployer, Adevinta, Domain Group,, Dubizzle

June 9, 2023
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There have been a handful of big-name moves recently. For the sake of convenience, we've bundled them together into one post, despite covering some of them already.



Adevinta hires new board member, while previous CEO snaps up new chairman role

Julie Simpson has been appointed to Adevinta's board of directors, replacing Marie Oh Hubar.

Simpson currently fills three roles at eBay: vice president, head of internal audit, and chief audit executive.

Adevinta holds a close relationship with eBay since an acquisition deal worth in excess of $9Bn in 2020, with eBay taking a stake in Adevinta as part of the buyout.

Meanwhile, former Adevinta and Schibsted CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal has been appointed chairman of the board of directors at Simployer, an HRtech company based in Norway. Simployer operates in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Poland, with 1.2M users.


Domain Group hires experienced Security exec

Australia-based property portal Domain Group has appointed Shane Watt as Chief Information Security Officer.

Watt's previous roles include the same titles at Australia's largest construction materials company Boral and News Corp Australia. owner CEO steps down

David Doctorow has stepped down as CEO of Move Inc, the parent company for US portal after three years in the role.

Doctorow took the reins of in February 2020, a month before the global pandemic took hold. He guided the company to revenue growth of 50% between 2020 and 2022. is owned by Move Inc, which is in turn owned by media giant Newscorp.

Doctorow will be succeeded by Damien Eales, a long-time Newscorp executive, in June.


Dubizzle Group hires new CFO ahead of stock exchange flotation

Pablo Londono has been appointed Chief Financial Officer at Dubizzle as the Group readies itself for an IPO.

Londano brings 15 years of experience as CFO at Amazon to the table, during which time he handled the company's MENA operations.


June 9, 2023
Harvey is an experienced property journalist and copywriter. He has written about the property industry since 2015, starting at The Property Franchise Group in the UK, before moving to Spain to work for Spotahome. He has blogged for the private rented sector, ghostwritten for UK property experts and written case studies for franchise owners around the UK. Harvey joined Online Marketplaces as a News Editor in 2022.

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