ITV has formally appointed easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall as its new chief, succeeding Adam Crozier.
McCall has been the head of easyJet for seven years. Prior to that she was group chief executive of the Guardian Media Group.
Peter Bazalgette, chairman of ITV plc, noted, “In a very impressive field of high-caliber 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 commented, “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 post at the British media group January 8, 2018.