Receipt Bank appoints Murray Hennessy as Chairman

Receipt Bank strengthens its Board with appointment, alongside Philip Robert-Tissot who is also appointed as Non-Executive Director

Press Release - London

Receipt Bank, the leading bookkeeping automation software company, announces today that it has significantly strengthened its Board with two new appointments: Murray Hennessy & Philip Robert-Tissot.

Murray Hennessy has joined Receipt Bank as Non-Executive Chairman. Murray brings with him a wealth of Board-level experience and an impressive track record of scaling online businesses.

Murray is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Abcam (LON: ABC) and Non-Executive Chairman of TGI Fridays UK. Prior to this Murray was Deputy Chairman of TheTrainline.com from 2014-2016, CEO of TheTrainline.com from 2008-2014, CEO of Avis Europe plc from 2004-2008 and CEO of Buy.com UK, an online retailer of technology products. Buy.com was acquired by the John Lewis Partnership in 2001 and Murray became head of the newly created John Lewis Direct. Here Murray launched and grew Johnlewis.com into one of the UK’s leading online retailers winning numerous website awards in the process.

In addition to Murray’s appointment, Philip Robert-Tissot has joined as a Non-Executive Director.

Philip had a 25 year career as an investment banker at Schroders and Citigroup where he advised on some of the UK’s biggest deals including Kraft’s £12bn acquisition of Cadbury and Ferrovial’s £10bn takeover of airports group BAA. Philip has recently completed a two year secondment as Director General of the Takeover Panel.

The appointments come soon after Receipt Bank raised $10million growth funding capital from Kennet Partners and being selected by TechCity’s Upscale programme as one of the UK’s finest fast growth technology companies.

Alexis Prenn, CEO of Receipt Bank, said “Receipt Bank continues to grow rapidly around the world but we have only scratched the surface of our long term potential. We are delighted to have Murray and Philip join the Board and bring their vast experiences of scaling to Receipt Bank.”

About Receipt Bank:
Receipt Bank brings the power of automation to small business accounting.

Receipt Bank’s award-winning bookkeeping automation software is used by the leading accounting and bookkeeping firms around the world to reduce their costs, save time and increase the speed and quality of their service. The software is used within each firm and deployed to their small business clients.

The company now has five offices on three continents including Washington DC, Sydney & London. Receipt Bank was also recently identified by TechCity’s Upscale programme as one of the UK’s 30 finest fast growth technology companies.

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