NEWS17 July 2017

Carolyn McCall appointed ITV chief executive

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UK – ITV has announced that Carolyn McCall will be its new chief executive taking over from Adam Crozier who left last month.

McCall has been CEO for budget airline easyJet for the past seven years. Prior to easyJet, she 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 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 has been a non-executive director of Burberry since 2014; sits on the Board of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is a Trustee at the Royal Academy.

She will start at ITV on January 8th 2018.