ITV plc has announced that Carolyn McCall is to join the board as Chief Executive.
McCall joins ITV from EasyJet where she has been Chief Executive for seven years. Prior to easyJet, she was Group Chief Executive of the Guardian Media Group.
Chairman of ITV, Peter Bazalgette, 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.”
She takes up her role at ITV on January 8th next year.
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. She has also held non-executive director roles with Lloyds TSB (2008 – 2009), Tesco (2005 – 2008) and New Look (1999 – 2005).
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