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Auckland, New Zealand. 3rd March, 2014 - Serko ,the Australasian leader in online travel booking and expense management for business, announced the appointment of industry expert Tim Bluett to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Tim took up the position of CFO on 30th September last year and is based in Serko’s global head office in Auckland.
Darrin Grafton, Serko Chief Executive Officer, said “Serko is going through a rapid period of growth and change right now. We were looking for a CFO with the experience and the skills necessary to help us transition the business and we’re extremely pleased to have secured Tim’s services. He has the pedigree, experience and deep industry knowledge we need to help us move from a regional leader into a global business.”
Tim is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the ICT industry. He has an international background, with experience working in the UK, USA, France, Caribbean and New Zealand. As a strategic leader, Tim has a long and successful track record supporting high-profile, publicly listed companies including Telecom New Zealand, British Telecom, and Cable & Wireless.
Prior to joining Serko, Tim spent five years with Telecom New Zealand as CFO Technology & Shared Services, CFO Telecom Retail, and more recently as Acting Group CFO.
For more information on the next generation of corporate travel booking and online expense management, visit www.serko.com
Serko Online is Australasia’s leading online travel booking company for businesses and governments agencies. With its HQ in Auckland New Zealand, and with offices in Sydney Australia, Xi’an City China and Gurgaon, India, Serko Online employs more than 70 people world-wide.
Serko Online is an online booking engine used by administrators and travellers to book flights, accommodation and car hire from the broadest possible set of travel providers. The engine guarantees that travel bookings comply with corporate travel management policy without limiting the users’ choice of travel provider.
Serko is part of the Mundi Global Alliance that provides corporations with the ability to book air travel, car hire and hotels anywhere in the world. Working with the best-in-class local providers in the USA and Europe Mundi is the only true ‘glocal’ travel provider for multi-national organisations.
For more information contact:
Natasha Gillooly, Porter Novelli for Serko, + 64 21 915 297 firstname.lastname@example.org