Finance Monthly - Women In Finance Awards 2022

Alison Dolan Chief Financial Officer at Rightmove 45 About Rightmove was formed in 2000 by the top four corporate estate agencies at the time: Countrywide, Connells, Halifax and Royal and Sun Alliance, and was initially free to list with charging introduced in 2002. Rightmove plc floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2006 and is now a FTSE 100 company with a market value of around £5 billion. Over 20 years, our focus has been to make home moving easier in the UK by bringing together the UK’s largest and most engaged property audience with the largest inventory of properties. Our business model has three reinforcing segments: • We are the place home hunters turn to and return to first • This, in turn, makes us the UK’s primary property platform which delivers unparalleled Return On Investment for our customers • And then we are in a unique position to help both customers and home hunters by making the process more digital and create new revenue opportunities. To make home moving easier in the UK, our strategy is to: • unrivalled returns for our customers • innovate to make the home moving process more efficient • build great teams Our aim is to create a more efficient housing marketplace and make home moving easier. The UK housing market, both in sales and rentals, is complex and often inefficient. We believe by creating a simpler and more efficient marketplace we can make home moving in the UK easier. A better marketplace which empowers consumers and property professionals alike creates a better housing market. By building long-term partnerships and creating value for property professionals and consumers, we are able to grow our revenue, which in turn allows us to innovate to create more value for all. Rightmove is free to consumers, and it is the only place where home buyers and renters can see almost the entire UK property market in one place. Rightmove has become the place consumers turn to and return to first when they think about moving home because they can rely on the speed and availability of our platforms to view more properties for sale and to rent than anywhere else. U N I T E D K I N G D OM Real Estate Expert of the Year About Alison Dolan Alison was the Chief Strategy Officer at News UK from 2016 until May 2020, where she was at the forefront of the business’s digital transformation. Before News UK, Alison held a number of senior positions at Sky plc from 2002 - 2016, including Group Treasurer, Director of Finance and Deputy Managing Director Sky Business. Alison is an Irish national, but has lived in London since 1994. She has a Masters in Business Studies from University College Dublin.

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