Mr. Simon Breakwell was one of the pioneers of the online world. In 1996 he was a founding member of Expedia in Seattle, initially called Microsoft Travel and managed the US business until 2000. In 2000 he returned to Europe to start and build the Europe business encompassing Hotels.com. In 2006 he stopped managing day to day operations and joined the main Board of Expedia until 2009. Most recently he joined Uber.com to Head their European Operations. Mr Breakwell is currently a Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures a global leader in the technology venture capital business. He is a Non Executive at the Automobile Association where he also chairs the Remuneration Committee. He is also Chairman of BusinessData4Travel.com and also SuperVista AG and advises several other companies.