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eBay UK names Murray Lambell as new General Manager

Tom Shearsmith
04 September 2020

eBay has announced today that Murray Lambell will lead the UK business as General Manager (GM), having been promoted from Vice President of UK Trading.

Lambell will be responsible for all of eBay UK’s Business to Consumer and Sales & Operations activities, replacing Rob Hattrell as UK GM, who will have regional oversight of all eBay Europe operations (including in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain).

Prior to the Trading role Lambell held senior positions in Business Strategy and Loyalty & Retention for eBay Europe based in Switzerland, and he came to eBay in 2008, having spent 13 years at British Airways.

Lambell takes over at a pivotal time for eBay, as platform usage has surged during the global pandemic. eBay reports that millions of new buyers are either increasing their usage of ebay, returning to the site, or trying it for the first time, while at the same time thousands of new small and medium sized businesses are joining eBay to be able to continue trading despite lockdown measures.

Murray Lambell, General Manager of eBay UK, said: "I am delighted to be taking over the reigns at eBay UK, which is an incredibly exciting business in normal times, and is proving to be an even more significant business in this developing ‘new normal’. I am grateful to have worked so closely with Rob over the years, and while together we have built some great momentum and delivered real change for our buyers and sellers alike, I know that we have much more to do.

"I am hugely energised by the opportunities and challenges that inevitably lie ahead, and look forward to steering eBay UK through an exciting period of change and growth."

Rob Hattrell, Head of eBay Europe, added: "It is abundantly clear to me that Murray is the natural successor to lead the eBay UK business. Not just because he has the experience, credentials, authority and drive to do so. But also because he has a proven passion for our customers, users, colleagues and industry.

"I am thrilled to be able to continue working alongside him and the wider UK team as I move on to my new European role, and look forward to delivering on the responsibility we have to our millions of buyers and sellers on eBay across our markets."

The UK and European management changes are effective immediately, and take place five months after the arrival of eBay Inc’s new global CEO, Jamie Iannone, who is focused on delivering a ‘tech-led reimagination’ of eBay, to drive the company forward as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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