2017

Vacation rental leader @Leisure Group appoints Jim Beattie as CTO

Experienced IT leader to further scale the group’s technology capabilities

The @Leisure Group, one of the largest players in the European online market for vacation rentals, has appointed Jim Beattie as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As of today, Beattie will be responsible for scaling the capabilities of the various group technology teams and platforms.

Tobias Wann, CEO @Leisure Group, says: “I am very happy to welcome Jim to the team. He has proven experience of leading large multi-disciplinary technology teams. In addition, Jim has been involved in many acquisitions and subsequent technology integrations. With the current integration of DanCenter in our group, Jim joining comes at a perfect time for us.”

“With the current integration of DanCenter in our group, Jim joining comes at a perfect time for us.” Tobias Wann CEO @Leisure Group

Jim Beattie, CTO @Leisure Group, says: “I joined @Leisure Group for three reasons: 1) The business creates happiness and memories for many thousands of people, 2) There’s a smart, capable team and 3) There’s a clear, ambitious strategy that I’m eager to contribute to. I’m delighted to move to Amsterdam and join the fast-paced environment of the @Leisure Group.”

Beattie demonstrates solid leadership, sets clear directions and provides strategic rationale to the business stakeholders. Most recently, Beattie worked as Group SVP Engineering for Time Out PLC. Here he fostered a new engineering culture. Beattie was responsible for the tech acquisition of YPlan and subsequent integration of the YPlan Engineering team and for all technology supporting aspects of a successful IPO. Joining JUST EAT in 2012, he has fulfilled various roles among Director of International Product Development and Director of International Engineering. Beattie started his career at Accenture and holds a BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Systems degree from the University of Manchester.

“I’m delighted to move to Amsterdam and join the fast-paced environment of the @Leisure Group.” Jim Beattie CTO @Leisure Group

Jim Beattie will succeed Bret Kelly, who has been appointed Managing Director of Belvilla earlier this year and since then fulfilled the role of CTO ad interim.

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