The following announcement was written by DC Thomson Family History:
Genealogy provider DC Thomson Family History has appointed Momondo Group's Matthew Batchelor as its new chief technology officer.
Batchelor will oversee the development of the strategic technology plan at DC Thomson Family History, a leading independent provider of family history with some 18 million registered users, and will take up the post in February.
Batchelor has more than 17 years of technology experience, having previously worked for IMG Media, Reuters Breakingviews, SmithBaynes, Livebookings and Bookatable.com. He has been group chief technology officer at travel company Momondo Group since January.
DC Thomson Family History CEO Annelies van den Belt said Batchelor would be a “key part” of the company's senior management team.
“Matt brings with him considerable experience of leading multi-disciplinary technology teams and has worked for a number of market leading media and online organisations,” van den Belt said.
“Matt’s role will be to work across our brands, which include Findmypast and Genes Reunited, and he will have overall responsibility for our operational solutions.”