Former Skyscanner govt pronounces new function

FORMER Skyscanner govt Shane Corstophine has been introduced as the brand new Chairperson of Edinburgh-based digital journey firm xDesign.

Beforehand CFO after which Senior Vice President for Progress on the firm, he shall be taking the reins from Par Fairness’s Paul Atkinson and can oversee xDesign’s route and governance with the purpose of supporting the corporate’s subsequent section of development.

This new appointment follows a interval beneath Atkinson which has seen elevated income development and expanded its workforce from 40 individuals in 2020 to over 500 in 2023.

Headshot of Shane Corstorphine, new Chairperson for Edinburgh-based xDesign
Shane Corstorphine, new Chairperson for xDesign

This yr has additionally seen the Edinburgh-headquartered digital consultancy and supply accomplice safe minority funding from Soho Sq. Capital and be a part of forces with innovation and design firm CreateFuture.  

On the appointment of a brand new Chairperson, Founder and CEO of xDesign, Euan Andrews, stated: “The final three years have seen xDesign mature as a enterprise and begin to acquire spectacular momentum available in the market.

“In 2023 alone, we’ve reached some crucial milestones and Paul has had a giant half to play in our success to this point.

“I’m grateful to Paul for his perception within the enterprise and look ahead to persevering with our relationship as he stays on our board as a Non-Govt Director.

“I’ve identified Shane for greater than 10 years and in that point he’s been a giant supporter of the kind of firm we’re constructing right here at xDesign.

“Having himself been instrumental inside considered one of Edinburgh’s homegrown success tales in latest instances, the information and perception he can deliver shall be very important in serving to us to scale at tempo and navigate the frequent pitfalls that digital companies face.”  

Since leaving Skyscanner, Corstorphine has based Scale Up Consulting Ltd which supplies teaching for CEOs of quickly scaling companies.

He’s additionally a Non-Govt Director for Easy On-line Healthcare, and Forge Vacation Group.

Commenting on his new appointment, Corstorphine stated: “xDesign is spearheading a very distinctive method to digital transformation – one that’s before everything about constructing stable relationships with individuals, whether or not colleagues or purchasers.

“From my years working within the trade, I essentially imagine that that is the suitable basis for constructing sustainable and high-growth companies.

“What Euan has created with the steerage of Paul is a digital consultancy that has the core elements to not solely proceed rising at tempo, however one which can go away a significant and lasting influence on the purchasers, colleagues and communities it engages with. 

“Selecting up the baton from Paul, we’ll be working laborious to consolidate xDesign’s fame as an excellent digital supply accomplice and as one which invests in and nurtures digital expertise in any respect ranges of the corporate.”