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MyDrive further expands its management team

MyDrive Solutions, the insurance telematics specialist, has appointed John Donaldson as commercial & finance director. In his new role, Donaldson will be tasked with managing MyDrive’s continued growth, drawing upon his experience in applying financial acumen to rapidly growing businesses.

Donaldson will be responsible for all commercial and financial activities at MyDrive Solutions, as well as managing the HR and Facilities functions. Donaldson joins the senior management team at MyDrive, defining the strategy of the business and leading MyDrive in its rapid growth into new territories.

Donaldson has held senior finance roles in a number of large corporations within the technology and telecommunications industry. Prior to joining MyDrive Solutions, Donaldson was initially financial director Europe at AboveNet Communications, a leading fibre-optic communications provider. Moving to the role of general manager at AboveNet, Donaldson grew revenue and EBITDA at the business over 20% annually between 2008 and 2011. Before this, Donaldson was commercial finance director at global telecommunications provider, Verizon, where he led the finance group of the £700m turnover global accounts business unit, managing a team of 12 distributed across Europe.

Speaking of his recent appointment at MyDrive Solutions, Donaldson said: “Having worked in the technology industry for eighteen years, I relish this opportunity to further develop a nascent business like MyDrive. The management team has established MyDrive Solutions as an innovative and agile market leader in the insurance telematics industry. I look forward to utilising my financial and management skills to develop MyDrive into a truly global brand.”

Linden Holliday, CEO of MyDrive Solutions, said: “John’s knowledge and experience growing organisations profitably in new markets will be invaluable as we build our business in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific. We have hired John to provide clear commercial and financial direction and strengthen the management team as the business scales dramatically over the next few years.”

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