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Carolyn McCall appointed ITV Chief Executive

Published: Mon 17 Jul 2017

Carolyn McCall appointed ITV Chief Executive
 
ITV plc today announces that Carolyn McCall is to join the Board as Chief Executive.
Carolyn joins ITV from easyJet where she has been Chief Executive for seven years. Prior to easyJet, Carolyn was Group Chief Executive of the Guardian Media Group.
 
Peter Bazalgette, Chairman of ITV plc, said:
 
"In a very impressive field of high calibre candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in media, experience of an international operation, clear strategic acumen and strong record of delivering value to shareholders. I'm delighted we'll be working together at ITV."
 
Carolyn McCall said:
 
“I’m really pleased to be joining ITV. It is a fantastic company in a dynamic and stimulating sector. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the people at ITV and helping it make the most of the amazing opportunities that it has in the future.”
 
Carolyn takes up her role at ITV on January 8th 2018.
 
During her tenure at the airline, she brought a customer focussed approach to the business and redefined what passengers now expect from short haul flights.  easyJet’s innovative approach has driven both passenger loyalty and growth and delivered sustained success for easyJet’s shareholders.
 
Carolyn has been a non-executive director of Burberry since 2014. She also sits on the Board of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is a Trustee at the Royal Academy. Carolyn has also held non-executive director roles with Lloyds TSB (2008 – 2009), Tesco (2005 – 2008) and New Look (1999 – 2005).