LONDON: ITV has confirmed the appointment of Carolyn McCall as its first female chief executive.
McCall joins ITV from easyJet, where she has been chief executive for seven years. She was also chief executive of the Guardian Media Group, publisher of the Guardian and Observer.
She will join the broadcaster on 8 January, replacing Adam Crozier, who left the company at the end of June.
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.”
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.”