Rightmove has announced the retirement of its Chief Executive, Ed Williams as of 30th April 2013. Nick McKittrick, a co-founding executive along with Mr Williams and currently Finance Director and COO, will become Chief Executive.
“Ed is an outstanding leader and we thank him for his vision and dedication” said Rightmove Chairman Scott Forbes. “Ed, Nick and their team have guided the Company from a simple concept, to market leadership, and on to become a national institution as a top 10 UK website.”
Peter Brooks-Johnson will become Chief Operating Officer. Mr Brooks-Johnson is currently MD of Rightmove.co.uk. He joined Rightmove in 2006 and the Board in January 2011. Robyn Perriss will become Finance Director. She is currently Financial Controller and Company Secretary. She joined Rightmove in 2007 and will join the Board as an executive director on appointment. These changes will also be effective on 30th April 2013.
“Having the opportunity to take Rightmove from little more than an idea 12 years ago to what it is today has been a privilege” said Ed Williams. “The central role Rightmove has come to play in helping people find their next home is a tribute to the efforts of many people over many years. I’d like to thank Nick and everyone else at Rightmove for their commitment and enthusiasm, and wish them every success in the future.”
The Board extended their congratulations to Mr Williams for his achievements, thanked him for his efforts and wished him well.
Ed joined Rightmove in 2000 as Managing Director at its inception. He is also a non-executive director of Trader Media Group, owner of the UK’s leading motoring website.