Ryan Barnett
Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition
Expedia Group

Ryan was recognised by the FIRM as the Recruitment Leader of the Year in 2019 and is currently Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition at Expedia Group, the world’s travel platform. Expedia Group has 200+ travel booking sites in 70+ countries, includes a family of brands such as Expedia.com, Hotels.com, vrbo, Egencia and trivago, and revenue of US$11.2billion (2018).

Ryan supports Expedia Group with its purpose to bring the world within reach by leading a dispersed team that is customer centric, delivers business growth, and enables local relevance on a global basis.

Prior to this, Ryan was Director of Talent Acquisition at CEB (now Gartner & formally SHL), an HR services and executive advisory company, where he established the talent acquisition function and implemented a direct sourcing model. He is currently focussed on Expedia Group transformation & culture change, talent brand and building scale though operational efficiency & artificial intelligence. Outside of work he is also an avid traveller, scuba diver and a music fan.