Airbnb has appointed Ann Mather as the first female on its board of directors.
Mather said she is excited by Airbnb’s transformation from a home sharing service to an end-to-end travel platform.
“It has amazing potential to change the lives of hosts who share their homes and their expertise and the guests who experience it. I believe that Airbnb is a different kind of company, one that can leave a lasting and positive impact on this world, and I am excited to be a part of it.”
Hailing from the UK, Mather has vast experience working as Chair of the Audit Committees for digital companies Alphabet and Netflix. Furthermore, she also worked as CFO from the late 90s to 2004. She is joining the Board as the company’s second non-affiliated independent director.
“In meeting Ann, I was immediately impressed by her deep financial, technical expertise, her passion for innovation, and her fierce commitment to fostering growth within creative cultures like the one we have at Airbnb. Ann values taking smart, ambitious long-term bets and has the vision to see how they can transform a company and its stakeholders,” co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky said.