Peer to peer car sharing platform Car Next Door has appointed Simon Griffin (main photo) as its chief operating officer.
Griffin has more than 13 years’ experience in tech scaleups, having previously been the COO at ASX-listed Prospa, CEO of HIFX – which later merged with and became Xe.com – and chief commercial officer and head of Asia Pacific at OFX.
Griffin, who, with his wife, is already an investor in Car Next Door, said the peer to peer car sharing platform has a lot of potential for further growth as Australians move away from the one vehicle per person way of thinking.
“People are becoming more conscious of their impact on the environment and I’m excited to be part of that shift,” Griffin said.
Car Next Door’s CEO and co-founder Will Davies added, “After a rigorous selection process where we had a number of very highly qualified candidates, we chose Simon Griffin.
“Simon is a thoughtful, and passionate guy, who shares my – and the rest of the team’s belief – that humans are causing climate change and we need to take serious action to stop CO2 emissions.
“He believes in our mission and has invested in other startups that deliver positive environmental outcomes.
“It is clear that Simon loves growing people, and I am super excited about what he is going to bring to the team.”
Griffin takes the reins from Merryn Clancy, who has just gone on 12 months’ maternity leave.
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