EasyJet's Carolyn McCall made a Dame

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EasyJet's Carolyn McCall made a Dame

The chief executive of low-cost carrier easyJet has been made a Dame for her services to the aviation industry.

Carolyn McCall, who joined the airline in 2010, was named on this year’s New Year’s Honours List for 2016.

Under her leadership the airline recorded profits in 2012 and now flies more than 12 million passengers a year.

McCall was awarded the OBE for services to women in business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2008 and has also been named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year in 2008.

Prior to joining easyJet, McCall was chief executive of Guardian Media Group plc and also served as a non-executive director at both Lloyds TSB and of Tesco.

A raft of other industry leaders have also been honoured.

The chief executive of the CAA, Andrew Haines, and the boss of Aer Lingus have been awarded OBEs for their services to the transport industry.

Visit Scotland’s manager of diversity, equality and accessible tourism, Christine McCoy, was awarded an OBE for her services to social equality, while Jeffrey Brownhut received an OBE for services to leisure and tourism in Northern Ireland.

The chair of ExCel London, Kevin Murphy, received an OBE for services to business tourism and Selective Travel Management’s Mukesh Sharma received an OBE for services to the travel trade in Northern Ireland.

Others include:

Transport
Barry Humphreys BATA CBE

Hotel
David Levin, The Capital Hotel MBE

Tourism
Samantha Groom, Visit Cornwall MBE
Gary Smart, owner, Harbour Park MBE

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