One of Europe´s leaders in taxi e-hailing, mytaxi, has announced that David Savage, former Head of Sales and Marketing, will follow Andy Batty as the new General Manager for the UK with immediate effect.
The role will see David oversee the whole of the UK business, covering seven cities in the UK, managing operations and development of the business as it continues to grow. mytaxi has more than 10 million passengers, 100,000 drivers, and is the leading taxi e-hailing app in Europe.
David has managed key areas of mytaxi UK for over two years including Marketing, Sales and Operations and acted as interim General Manager during the mytaxi/Hailo merger period. Andy Batty was promoted earlier this year to Chief Operating Officer.
David joined the Hailo business in 2016 as Operations Manager from the aviation and travel sector, where over a 13 year career he held commercial and operational roles in fast growing service led companies. David started his professional career in Marketing and later Yield Management at Ryanair.
Andy Batty, Chief Operating Officer at mytaxi said: “2018 has been a very successful year for mytaxi in the UK. We strongly increased our footprint from Brighton to Edinburgh and David significantly contributed to this. I am very confident that we will be able to keep up that pace and the UK business lies in his very trustworthy hands.”
David Savage, General Manager for mytaxi UK adds: “This is an exciting and challenging opportunity. I am thrilled to step into the role, leading the team and supporting the further expansion of mytaxi in the UK. In 2018 alone we have launched mytaxi six cities in six months outside of London; Nottingham, Manchester, Brighton, Edinburgh, Oxford and Reading. Myself, along with a strong team and in close collaboration with our drivers, have a clear goal in sustaining this very fast paced expansion within the UK and with hopes to increase it.”
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