Recently departed Deliveroo legal chief Rob Miller has been named Skyscanner’s general counsel (GC) and company secretary following Carolyn Jameson’s departure from the high-profile travel metasearch company earlier this year.
Miller (pictured) will oversee Skyscanner’s global legal, regulatory and public affairs function, leading a team of 12 lawyers, and comes as the Scotland-based company embarks on a strategic shift. GC Powerlist-regular Jameson was at the company for six years and was involved in the company’s £1.4bn acquisition by Chinese online travel giant ctrip.com in 2016.
Miller is a seasoned senior in-house lawyer, and was most recently chief legal officer at takeaway delivery service Deliveroo. Prior to that, he was legal chief at London-based tech firm Improbable, where he led the $502m Series B Funding from Softbank, the largest-ever venture financing round for a private British company and the largest Series B investment in Europe.
Between 2012 and 2017 he was chief legal officer and company secretary at video game developer King, where he led its $7.2bn IPO on the New York Stock Exchange and eventual sale to Activision Blizzard for $5.9bn.
Bryan Dove, Skyscanner’s chief executive, said: ‘[Miller’s] experience of working with fast-growing companies as they evolve will help us to create amazing experiences that offer unique value for travellers. We’re excited to have him on board and I’m confident he will play a pivotal role in helping to shape Skyscanner’s future.’
Miller added: ‘Skyscanner is one of the UK’s pre-eminent tech companies and without a doubt one of the global leaders in the travel industry and has been on an incredible trajectory over the past number of years.’
Miller left Deliveroo in January and was replaced by Chantelle Zemba, who was previously corporate and compliance chief at the start-up.