Former Allhomes CEO Joins Board of Digital Classifieds Group
Thursday 22nd September 2016
Tim White, former CEO of allhomes.com.au, has announced plans to join the board of Digital Classifieds Group. Digital Classifieds Group (formerly Frontier Classifieds Group) owns and manages a number of highly successful real estate and classifieds websites in countries across Asia and the South Pacific.
Tim, who spearheaded the successful expansion of allhomes from humble beginnings to its 50 million dollar acquisition by Fairfax Media in 2014, has spent the last 18 months running the allhomes and Domain websites for the ACT and surrounding regions.
He has since declared intentions to fund and guide emerging tech businesses, and together with allhomes founder Peter Blackshaw, has made an investment in the fast-growing Digital Classifieds Group (DCG).
Founded by Matthew Care and James Rodda, DCG owns the leading online real estate portals in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji through its websites realestate.com.kh, hausples.com.pg and property.com.fj. It also owns the leading general classifieds websites in Papua New Guinea and Fiji with the websites marketmeri.com and market.com.fj, and the number two real estate portal in Papua New Guinea – pngbuynrent.com.
The company is focussed on targeting digital markets with attractive characteristics in respect to population, GDP growth, and internet and smartphone adoption and use.
“I’ve been really impressed by the founders of DCG,” says Tim. “They have gained market-leading traction across classifieds websites in a number of rapidly expanding markets.
I’m really looking forward to working with them and the executive team to help structure the business for growth. They have some exciting developments in play and I look forward to assisting rolling these out.”
Mathew Care of Digital Classifieds Group, says “We are of course absolutely delighted to welcome Tim to the DCG board. Tim’s expertise and proven track record at both allhomes and Domain make him a fantastic asset for DCG.
Tim and I have already commenced working through a high-level review of our operations and his insights are proving invaluable. I’m very confident that with Tim’s input DCG will continue its rapid growth and push into new markets.
Tim officially joins the board today.