EasyJet's Carolyn McCall named new ITV chief executive

17 Jul 2017  |  Ellen Hammett 
EasyJet's Carolyn McCall named new ITV chief executive

ITV has announced that Carolyn McCall is to join the board as chief executive. She replaces Adam Crozier who stepped down at the end of June after seven years at the helm of the UK's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster.

McCall joins ITV from easyJet where she has been chief executive for seven years. Prior to easyJet, McCall was group chief executive of the Guardian Media Group.

Peter Bazalgette, chairman of ITV, 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."

McCall, who will take up her role at ITV on 8 January 2018, said: ā€œIā€™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.ā€

McCall 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, and has held non-executive director roles with Lloyds TSB (2008 - 2009), Tesco (2005 - 2008) and New Look (1999 - 2005).

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