Dame Carolyn McCall

Dame Carolyn McCall

Dame Carolyn McCall, former President of WACL and former Chief Executive of easyJet.

In February 2013, McCall was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio. While Chief Executive of easyJet, she was one of five female CEOs of a FTSE 100 Index company.

In June 2014, McCall was awarded a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa by Cranfield University in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the aerospace industry and her distinguished achievements in international business. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to the aviation industry. McCall serves as a non-executive board member in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is a former President of WACL.

During McCall’s tenure at easyJet, the airline’s shares almost quadrupled and McCall arranged for the airline to snatch up pieces of Air Berlin and Alitalia.

On 8 January 2018, following seven years as easyJet Chief Executive, McCall became the first female Chief Executive of ITV.