Rightmove has this morning named Andrew Fisher as its non-executive chairman, stepping into the role on January 1.
He succeed Scott Forbes, who retires on December 31 after more than 14 years as Rightmove’s chairman.
Fisher was previously chief executive and executive chairman of Shazam, where he was described as being instrumental in developing and executing a growth strategy "to establish one of the world’s leading mobile consumer brands."
He is currently a non-executive director of both Marks and Spencer Group plc and Moneysupermarket.com Group plc and was previously a non-executive director at Merlin Entertainments.
Rightmove’s chief executive officer, Peter Brooks-Johnson says: “I’d like to thank Scott for his invaluable contribution to Rightmove’s success over the past years and particularly the support he’s shown me over the past three years as CEO. I’m delighted to welcome Andrew to Rightmove and look forward to working with him as we continue to innovate to make home moving easier.”
And Scott Forbes adds: “It’s been a privilege and pleasure to have been part of Rightmove’s journey from pre-IPO in 2005 to the FTSE 100 business it is today. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with so many talented people seeking to serve customers and home hunters and engaging with shareholders who have been most supportive for many years. It is with great pleasure and confidence that I hand over the Chair to Andrew. His experience developing innovative digital businesses will be a great asset to Rightmove.”