EasyJet has announced that board member Keith Hamill OBE will step down this month having agreed to extend his appointment while a new chief executive was recruited.
Hamill will officially retire from the board on December 31 having announced he had agreed to remain on the board on July 19.
The budget carrier announced on November 10 that former Tui Group deputy chief executive Johan Lundgren was due to succeed Dame Carolyn McCall, who has taken the helm at ITV, at the beginning of this month.
John Barton, easyJet chairman said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to repeat my thanks to Keith for his important contribution to the easyJet board and to easyJet’s success.”
“Keith brought great insight and acumen to board discussions over an almost nine year period helping easyJet become the UK’s most successful airline. Keith leaves easyJet with our gratitude and best wishes.”
Hamill appointed to the Board of easyJet on March 1 2009. He is also a non-executive director of Samsonite International and chairman of Horsforth Holdings Limited.
He was previously chairman of airline Go, prior to its acquisition by easyJet in 2002, Travelodge, and Bagir.
He was also chairman of Tullett Prebon, Collins Stewart, Heath Lambert and Avant Homes and of the Council of Nottingham University as well as being a non-executive director of Electrocomponents, Max Property and Cadmus Communication’s Corporation.
He has also been finance director of WH Smith, Forte and United Distillers and a partner in Price Waterhouse.
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