Announcement of Mick Tope as new CEO of iCabbi

Jan 19, 2023

by Sinead Gillett

iCabbi is pleased to announce that Mick Tope has been appointed as CEO of iCabbi.

Gavan Walsh, who led iCabbi from a humble start-up in 2009 to become the world’s largest taxi technology company,  formally resigned from his position as CEO at iCabbi on 13 January in order to pursue new personal projects.  The iCabbi Board of Directors has accepted his resignation.

Mick joined iCabbi in 2015 as Managing Director and moved into the position of Chief Strategy Officer in 2018. With over 40 years of experience in strategic business management, Mick is well-positioned to lead iCabbi into its next chapter. He is supported by an effective and established management team. It will be business as usual for iCabbi customers.

Gavan steps down from his daily activities as CEO today, however, he remains invested and committed to the ongoing success and development of iCabbi. He will continue to work with iCabbi for the foreseeable future to enable a smooth transition and continue to contribute to its strategic development.

Gavan Walsh commented: “I love iCabbi and am incredibly proud of what we have achieved here. My decision to leave has been difficult, but I feel the timing is right for me to move on to pursue new opportunities. I entrust iCabbi’s leadership into the very capable hands of my longtime colleague Mick Tope and have every confidence in the ability of the management team and staff who will support him.” 

Mick Tope commented: “Gavan has been an inspirational CEO. The success of iCabbi to date is a testament to this. While his exuberance and energy will of course be missed by us all, we support his wishes and wish him the very best. iCabbi is working to deliver a number of exciting strategic initiatives in 2023 to support our customer base. As CEO, I look forward to leading the team to deliver on these and embarking on the next successful chapter for iCabbi.”

All other members of the iCabbi leadership team remain with iCabbi and are committed to supporting Mick in delivering ongoing success for our customers.  Personal statements from Gavan and Mick will follow this communication in the coming days.

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About Mick Tope
Mick is a business professional with over 30 years of C-Level experience delivering business results at high-growth companies. He has played a leading role in 3 successful start-ups over the course of his career, including iCabbi’s sale to Renault in 2018. In addition, he has also worked with some large corporates in senior operations and product development roles. Mick has a professional academic background, having lectured in operations management, sustainability, entrepreneurship and business innovation. Mick holds an MBA and has completed his PhD research and write up on early-stage company financing.

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