ODDA announces recruitment for new CEO

The Online Dating and Discovery Association are announcing we are looking for a new CEO to take the helm of the Association at an exciting time in the online dating and social discovery sector.

Our current CEO, Dr Hannah Shimko, has built a well-recognised brand, a strong membership, and influence among our diverse stakeholders, supported the industry through a number of pieces of legislation and new regulation, developed a growing Associate programme, and represented the sector’s opportunities and challenges with the media, law enforcement, policymakers, academics and wider stakeholders. We wish her well in her new chapter. 

Hannah said 

‘ I have sincerely enjoyed my time with the ODDA. From growing ODDA’s brand recognition with stakeholders and widening our remit from dating to include social discovery, to taking the sector through significant legislation such as the Online Safety Act, Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act, to working closely with law enforcement, academics and experts on issues like mitigating romance fraud and harm on platforms, as well as AI, it has been a fulfilling whirlwind. I appreciate all the time spent with our Members, Associates and wider sector and will miss working with everyone. It is an exciting time for a new candidate to take the role forward and continue to build on ODDA’s success. 

Chair of the ODDA, Jessica Alderson said

‘Hannah’s commitment and transformational leadership have been instrumental in propelling the ODDA to new heights. Her unwavering dedication and strategic vision have shaped the ODDA’s journey, and her work will leave an enduring impact on the organisation. As Hannah steps into a new chapter, the ODDA expresses gratitude for her invaluable contributions and we look forward to continued success under new leadership. As the landscape evolves at an unprecedented pace, the next CEO has the exciting opportunity to lead the ODDA through a period of strategic innovation, ensuring the organisation remains at the forefront of industry trends and technological advancements.”

ODDA are now looking for someone to take the organisation forward, continuing to build and grow the ODDA to reach its full potential.  If you have experience working across strategic and corporate communications, a working knowledge of e-commerce, business and technology policy across jurisdictions, and an appetite to expand an existing membership organisation, we would love to hear from you.

Please see the Job Description and application on this link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3829887261/ 

Any questions about the information in the job description, please reach out to ann@theodda.org