Gumtree UK has appointed the former head of eBay Denmark as its new general manager, filling a vacancy created by the departure of Robin Voogd in May.
Morten Heuing was in place as eBay Denmark’s general manager for the past four years, a period which also saw him oversee subsidiary brands including; BilBasen, Denmark's biggest car marketplace, BilInfo, market leading automotive tool business and DBA, the largest online marketplace in Denmark.
Heuing said: “Gumtree presents an exciting opportunity for me. I’ve admired the way it has grown over the last 15 years and I’m excited to help the team build more great products for our users. I have seen first-hand in Scandinavia how enthusiastic people are about a well-functioning classifieds marketplace, and I look forward to helping the team unlock Gumtree´s huge potential.
"I’m also excited to settle down in Richmond with my family and continue with my traditional morning cycle into the office, as I did in Denmark.”
Bringing a wealth of mobile tech and online experience to bear Heung will be tasked with growing Gumtree’s existing UK userbase of 13m monthly visits and 6.5m monthly postings.