Leadership Team

Cormac Barry
Chief Executive Officer

Cormac Barry joined CarTrawler as Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Prior to this, he held the position of CEO for 7 years at Sportsbet, the Australian division of Paddy Power Betfair. Cormac is a people focused leader who believes that if you create the right working environment and a culture that enables people to grow and develop, success will follow.

David Cotter
Chief Financial Officer

David Cotter joined CarTrawler as Chief Financial Officer in January 2018. David is responsible for finance, legal and corporate development. He joined the company in January 2017 and was previously responsible for Car, Ground Transportation and Insurance Supply along with strategic projects for the company. Prior to joining CarTrawler, David worked for Paddy Power Betfair where he was Director of Corporate Development.

Aileen McCormack
Chief Commercial Officer

Aileen McCormack is CarTrawler’s Chief Commercial Officer. Aileen oversees growth and commercial success in all aspects of business development worldwide including sales, marketing, strategic business and partner management. Aileen has been instrumental in the significant growth and expansion of CarTrawler’s airline partnerships and developed significant expertise in ancillary revenue and income generation for travel businesses outside of their core revenue model. Prior to joining CarTrawler, Aileen was Deputy Head of Ancillary Revenue at Ryanair.

John O'Donnell
Chief Product & Technology Officer

John O’Donnell joined CarTrawler as Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO) in November 2018 and has ownership of the product and platform strategy including defining key targets and embedding a portfolio management capability. Prior to joining CarTrawler, John spent 8 years as Chief Technology Officer at Hostelworld.com. John has a demonstrated ability to create and develop successful technology and business operations management teams.

Peter O'Donovan
Chief Operations Officer

Peter O’Donovan joined CarTrawler as Chief Operations Officer (COO) in 2016. Peter leads Trading, Supply, Insurance, Partner Relationship Management, Go Live, Insights and the Data Science function. Prior to CarTrawler Peter spent 14 years at Paddy Power where he led the online business, driving significant growth and revenue generation. Peter is a proven commercial, technology and people leader in the dynamic and competitive digital sector.

Sheila Walsh
Chief People Officer

Sheila Walsh is CarTrawler’s Chief People Officer. As Chief People Officer, Sheila heads a team who are credible, trusted strategic partners to the business, who lead with integrity, consideration and provide constructive challenge. Working closely with the Leadership Team, Sheila is responsible for ensuring our values drive behaviours that sustain a high-performance culture in which employees feel empowered to deliver against the organisation’s strategy whilst achieving their own potential. She is a Board Director of Self-Help Africa UK, a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses.

Darren Lovern
Chief Customer Officer

Darren Lovern is CarTrawler’s Chief Customer Officer. Darren leads the company’s Customer Centre of Excellence focusing on loyalty, satisfaction and retention across the customer experience. Prior to joining CarTrawler, Darren spent the last 5 years as the Group CMO for Fortuna Entertainment Group. Darren has extensive experience at a senior level in operations, marketing, product management and general management roles across multiple industries including banking, procurement, and telcos.

Meet our Board of Directors

Our Board is comprised of highly regarded, experienced professionals from across the travel and technology industry.
Patrick Kennedy
Willie Walsh
Deputy Chair
Laura Merling
Non Executive Director
David Barger
Non Executive Director
Conor Kehoe
Non Executive Director
Gordon Holmes
Non Executive Director
Sumit Dheir
Non Executive Director
Fabrizio Ruggiero
Non Executive Director
David Cotter
CFO / Executive Director
Cormac Barry
CEO / Executive Director