Renee Welsh is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Embed and Booking Boss, which she founded as a start-up in 2013 before its acquisition by Helix Leisure in 2017. As Founder & Queen Bee, Crone Queen is purely a passion project and labour of love. One-part executive, one-part serial entrepreneur, Renee’s passion lies in building businesses and transforming industries. A natural innovator, she launched her first tech business when she was 27, and followed this up with stints at prominent start-ups across the world, including lastminute.com, wotif, Monster and RedBalloon. Since her appointment as Helix Leisure – Solutions Group CEO, Renee is Singapore-based, where she continues to push for female representation in the tech industry. As of 2020, Renee leads a Chief Executive team with a gender parity of 50%, a goal others, large and small, aspire to achieve.
Renee has won many awards and recognitions – most notably being named one of the top 30 Australian Female Entrepreneurs at the Entrepreneur of the Year, Women in Tourism Awards. She was also named one of 10 Tech Innovators at Phocuswright in the US, and then became a judge of the innovation awards in 2016. In 2020, CIO Review included Renee in its Top-10 Most Promising Gaming Tech Solutions Provider of 2020. Women In Tech Review just profiled Renee in their Top-50 Women in Tech in 2021. And, Silicon Review included Renee in its 50 Leading Companies of the Year 2021.