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Rightmove hires new financial chief on £1.75 million package

Alison Dolan is to join the portal after many years spent working for Rupert Murdoch's newspaper and TV empire in the UK.

Nigel Lewis


Rightmove has appointed a new financial chief on a salary of £390,000 and a generous bonus scheme that could see her earn another £1,365,000 in cash and shares if the portal performs to expectations this year.

Alison Dolan has been appointed as its Chief Financial Officer and is to join the portal on the 7th September.

She joins following a four-year stint at News UK, the newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch’s UK media empire and publisher of The Times, Sunday Times and Sun, where she was its Chief Strategy Officer until May and helped lead its digital transformation as paper news sales have reduced dramatically in recent years.

Before that role, Dolan held a number of senior positions within the wider Murdoch empire including at Sky plc where she was Group Treasurer, Director of Finance and Deputy Managing Director Sky Business.

Link to Rightmove newsCommenting on the appointment, Peter Brooks-Johnson, CEO, (left) says: “We are delighted to welcome Alison to Rightmove, with her extensive commercial and strategic expertise and a strong background in digital media services.

“She will be a valuable addition to Rightmove’s leadership team. I would also like to thank Georgina Hudson, Head of Finance, for stepping up as interim Finance Director and her invaluable support through our half year results.”

Commenting on her appointment, Alison said “I am very excited to be joining Rightmove and am looking forward to working with the team in our quest to make home moving easier in the UK.”
Dolan’s 2020 bonus scheme is a pro-rata bonus opportunity of up to 175% of salary, 60% of which will be in deferred shares, and a pro-rata performance share award of up to 175% of salary.

August 4, 2020

One comment

  1. Unbelievable!! Makes my blood boil!! Fair play to Alison for getting the role – now we know where all those expensive monthly fees go!!
    If you haven’t done so already – DROP Rightmove now!!

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