The appointment is effective immediately. Mr Chambers will also become a member of the Compensation Committee of Travelport’s Board on June 1, 2015.
Mr. Chambers, 56, has spent most of his professional career in technology and the payments business, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Visa Europe Ltd. In this role he had overall responsibility for Visa Europe’s transaction processing business which included running all of the organization’s IT and business operations.
Prior to Visa Europe, Mr. Chambers held various leadership positions including with ACI Worldwide, Inc. and First Data Resources. He also previously served as a director of Monitise PLC.
Commenting on the appointment, Douglas Steenland, Chairman of the Travelport Board of Directors, said: “We are delighted to welcome Steve Chambers to our Board, bringing as he does significant insight into designing and operating mission critical technology on a global basis and at scale. He also has significant experience in the payments space which is an area of focus for Travelport through our eNett subsidiary. Steve complements and extends the skills already on our Board and will provide further support to the President and CEO, Gordon Wilson, as Gordon continues to successfully develop Travelport into the world’s leading travel commerce platform.”
With this appointment, Travelport’s Board of Directors now consists of eight members, all of whom, with the exception of the President and CEO, Gordon Wilson, are independent directors.