WeTransfer's New Supervisory Board Chair will further strengthen its values-driven approach to business
AMSTERDAM — JULY 1, 2020 — WeTransfer, the company that makes tools to move ideas, announced it has appointed Baroness Martha Lane Fox to chair its board of directors. The appointment will be effective today, 1st of July 2020. Martha co-founded the travel deal website, Lastminute.com, in 1998 before it went public two years later. She also serves as the founder of DotEveryone, a think tank focused on championing responsible technology, and sits on the boards of Twitter and Chanel. Martha was Britain’s Digital Champion from 2009 - 2013 and is recognized globally for her work championing for better nationwide access to the internet and digital literacy.
“We can't imagine a more passionate and innovative evangelist for our brand than Martha is. This appointment and our recent B Corp Certification, marks a clear path forward.” said Gordon Willoughby, WeTransfer’s CEO. "We believe in accountability for the products and technology we put into the world, and we will strive to push our peers to transform our industry into a more responsible and sustainable one.”
Now, more than ever, WeTransfer is committing to setting the bar for responsible technology companies. This year the company is conducting an audit with DotEveryone that will establish what responsible growth means to WeTransfer, and ensure its platform supports a fair, inclusive and sustainable society.
“WeTransfer is one of the few examples of a company that believes stakeholders, users, employees and society are linked together and that by growing in a responsible way, the company will be more successful.” says Martha Lane Fox. “I’m extremely excited to help the company on this important journey.”
Martha founded Doteveryone at her Dimbleby Lecture in 2015 and is the Chair of Trustees. Martha co-founded travel website lastminute.com with Brent Hoberman in 1998, they took it public in 2000 and sold it in 2005. She founded her own charitable foundation, Antigone, in 2007. In 2013, Martha was appointed as a crossbench peer in the House of Lords, and Chancellor of the Open University in 2014. She is a non executive director at the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and a non executive director of Twitter. She also co-founded and chairs LuckyVoice.