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Doug Butler takes the helm as new global CEO at Perkbox
Thu, 7th Dec 2023

In a crucial business update, global perks and benefits provider Perkbox has revealed the appointment of their new global CEO, Doug Butler. This change at the helm is effective immediately. Butler will be responsible for driving the firm's global growth, innovating the product range, and aiding businesses in offering significant support to their employees.

Butler displays a rich career history spanning over 30 years, where he has held leading positions in various sectors. His expertise spans technology, telecoms and employment engagement, and he has run several successful businesses. His most recent stint was as the CEO of Reward Gateway where, during his leadership, the firm saw remarkable growth and was subsequently acquired by French benefits provider Edenred.

Prior to his role at Reward Gateway, Butler co-founded Colocation services and played dual roles as CFO and President. This venture is affiliated with Latisys, an Infrastructure-as-a-service provider and was later bought by Zayo Group in 2015. At Perkbox, the focus of Butler's efforts will be geared towards scaling the business and addressing the HR and people related challenges that clients face.

Perkbox's main objective is to align businesses with their purpose by offering an unmatched platform for employee perks and benefits. This initiative is meant to help in mitigating the cost of living by availing a wide array of employee discounts globally. It also aims to offer a platform that fosters cultural enhancement through recognition and reward technology solutions. Both Butler and Perkbox are geared towards prioritising these areas.

Currently, Perkbox is engaged with over 200 firms across Australia and about 4,000 globally. Some of its notable clients include CRBE, Muji and Krispy Kreme. The platform is accessible to more than 62,000 workers across Australia.

Doug Butler, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, conveyed his eagerness about joining Perkbox. He mentions, "I am excited to continue my own employee engagement journey with Perkbox, a company I have long admired for its technical solutions, passion and creativity. Thousands of organisations rely on Perkbox to support their people globally with enhanced employee value propositions plus recognition and reward led culture initiatives, and I look forward to leading and contributing to this mission-driven business."

Sharing his thoughts on this appointment, Saurav Chopra, Co-founder & Executive Chairman at Perkbox, says, "I am thrilled to welcome Doug to the Perkbox team. His formidable operational expertise and leadership, paired with a steadfast commitment to nurturing people-first and inclusive cultures, is exactly what Perkbox needs to amplify its mission. As we navigate cost-of-living challenges, Doug's vision will be instrumental in supporting more organisations and their employees. I am excited for the innovation and growth he will bring to our users and the Perkbox team."