GLOBAL TRAVEL E-COMMERCE GROUP

ONLINE REPUBLIC

Let’s Go

THE WORLD'S #1 MOTORHOME RENTAL AGENT EASY ONLINE CAR RENTAL THAT GETS YOU THERE

OUR JOURNEY TO SUCCESS IN THE WORLD OF ONLINE TRAVEL DIDN’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT, BUT NO TRUE SUCCESS EVER DOES

Growing from a dream shared by two brothers, the company which would become Online Republic started off as a feisty startup venture, helping consumers find great deals on car rental around the world. As the years rolled on, the business expanded to connect people with even more kinds of travel opportunities.

2004

Incorporation as an online travel agency, offering car rental aggregation (known today as Airport Rentals)

2005

Motorhome rental aggregation site launched (known today as Motorhome Republic)

2008

Cruise holiday site launched (Now Cruise Sale Finder)

2013

Launch of Search Republic, a specialist SEO and PPC agency

2014

Launch of PredictHQ, Demand predicting intelligence software

2016

Online Republic Group is acquired by Australasia’s largest online travel agency: Webjet Limited

2020

Two powerful B2C brands competing on a global stage

Today the Online Republic Group has 150 staff working from offices in New Zealand and beyond, connecting travellers with amazing holidays in more than 130 different countries all around the world.
Our Purpose
Our Foundation
Lindsay Cowley explains how the culture and ethos behind Online Republic has driven the company to success.ASPIRE

Coming from humble beginnings, Online Republic has never relied on size or spending power to succeed. Instead, Online Republic’s success has relied on creative innovation, agile adaptation to changing markets and smart strategic choices.

Without being shackled by the inflexibility of bigger companies, we’re free to find outside-the-box solutions to the constantly changing challenges of the online travel industry.

For those we partner with, this means working with a company that stays on the bleeding edge, whether that’s to do with industry insights, consumer understanding or technical know-how. We spend a lot of time, money and brain power staying on top of our field, and our affiliates have the chance to leverage the in-depth market intel which comes out of all this. Together we have the power to make a real difference in the world of online travel booking.

Online Republic has come a long way since its days as a tiny startup venturing into the world of car rental aggregation, but our story is far from over. Come join us on our journey and find out what’s possible when we team up to take on the challenges of online travel.

Meet the Team

Brains of the Business
Lindsay Cowley
Lindsay CowleyChief Executive Officer
Lindsay has over 20 years of senior executive experience in travel, digital services, telecommunications, software development and utilities. In the 18 months prior to joining Online Republic, Lindsay led and advised a number of global companies on digital transformation – notably he was responsible for the implementation of Enterprise-wide Agility at Spark New Zealand.
Nicola Law
Nicola LawChief Financial Officer and General Manager Insurance
Nicola has a background in consulting, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. She worked behind the financial scenes at Vodafone for 9 years, and most recently held the position of CFO at Parkable, an innovative New Zealand based disruptor in the parking market.
Grant Taylor
Grant TaylorChief Digital Officer
With a strong track record heading up IT and digital solutions at enterprises like Kathmandu and the Gough Group (Australasia’s leading equipment supplier for multiple key industries), Grant brings a world of knowledge and expertise to the “online” side of the Online Republic team.
Phil Wright
Phil WrightChief Product Officer
With over 20 years in the travel industry under his belt, Phil knows a thing or two about the habits of holidaymakers and wanderers. Over these years in the industry he’s also built up a knack for using data and technology to make real improvements in business processes.
Ali Duncan
Ali DuncanChief Marketing Officer
With 15 years experience, and as one of the early pioneers of digital marketing in advertising agencies in New York City, Ali brings a strong data and UX-driven marketing approach. She has previously led Digital Marketing at ASB Bank and most recently held the role of Head of Digital & Direct Marketing at Air New Zealand.
Richard Fuli
Richard FuliChief Customer Operations Manager
For the last 15 years, Richard has been helping businesses to build teams and systems which allow for excellent customer service. At Online Republic, his focus has been putting the pieces in place for a sustainable high performance culture which prioritises customer experience.