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ITV finally finds new 'high-flying' CEO

ITV finally finds new 'high-flying' CEO

Executive Grapevine | Executive Grapevine International Ltd

After months of searching, ITV has finally announced the appointment of their new CEO. Carolyn McCall was previously the CEO for budget airline easyJet, and is now taking over from Adam Crozier, who announced he was stepping down from the media company in May.

Peter Bazalgette, Chairman of ITV, heralded the news in a statement today: “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."

The role will come with an annual salary of £900,000, as well as a pension of up to 15% of her salary – The Independent reports.

Speaking about McCall's former role, easyJet Chairman John Barton claimed that she ”transformed easyJet's performance in every respect”. He continued: "I speak for absolutely everyone at easyJet in saying we will be sorry to see Carolyn leave and that we wish her well in her exciting new role."