We are delighted to welcome Aidan Connolly, as our Group Chief Finance Officer. 

Aidan reports directly to Chief Executive, Jo Boydell, and sits on the group’s main and operating boards. Aidan brings with him almost 40 years of extensive experience which includes: driving strategic initiatives, business growth, treasury, refinancing, risk and adversity in a broad range of sectors and PE backed businesses.   

From 2021, Aidan held an advisory role at Goji Investments, becoming a Non-executive Director in February 2022. Prior to that he was Group CFO, and later CEO, at Alter Domus, a leading provider of integrated solutions for the alternative investment industry. While in role he rebuilt the operating executive team and drove the largest year-on-year growth for the business in 2019. 

Aidan was Group CFO at Wilko Group from 2015 to2018 and during this time he oversaw the launch of the business in the Middle East. Prior to that he held the same role at Worldpay where he oversaw a £1 billion growth strategy, including the acquisition of businesses in the UK, US, India and South America. 

Aidan Connolly, Travelodge, Chief Finance Officer, said: “I am hugely excited to join one of the UK’s largest hotel chains at an exciting time in its development. Travelodge is an iconic brand that has built a strong position as a leading player in the fast-growing hotel value segment.  We have excellent prospects for further growth and I am looking forward to helping grow the business.”