Stelios was our founder and the culture and values he put in place helped to build the business into what it is today! In 2002 Stelios decided it was time to hand across to a new team who would take the unique easyJet achievements to the next stage in development. easyJet does not believe in closed doors - join us and you might certainly meet these people - or be working in the same office space!
Carolyn McCall joined easyJet on 1 July 2010 as Chief executive Officer. Carolyn previously was Chief Executive of Guardian Media Group plc.
Carolyn was non-executive director of Lloyds TSB (from 2008–2009) and was a non-executive director of Tesco Plc (2005-2008), and of New Look plc (1999-2005). She was Chair of Opportunity Now and a former President of Women in Advertising and Communications London (WACL).
Carolyn has recently been reappointed as non-executive Director of New Look plc.
Carolyn was awarded the OBE for services to women in business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2008. In April 2008 she was named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year.
She graduated from Kent University with a BA in History and Politics, and from London University with a Masters in Politics.
Mike (1957) joined easyJet in October 2005 as people director, and in April 2011 Mike was appointed Europe Director. Before joining easyJet Mike worked at Wedgwood in a broad role as director of people and brands and managing director for Canada, Australia and Pan-Asia. Prior to that, Mike worked for 14 years at Fujitsu in a variety of development and personnel roles across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, ending up as chief personnel officer. His early career was in education and research. Mike has a BSc in Mathematics and Masters in Fluid Dynamics.
Cath spent 12 years in retail for j Sainsbury before being head hunted in 1998 by Barbara Cassani for the start up of Go where she was part of the the management buy out team and headed up cabin services and on board product development. Cath played an active role in the merger of Go into easyJet. Cath has successfully carried out a number of senior management roles at easyJet including Head of Ground Operations, Head of Airport Development and Procurement and Head of Network Development.
Warwick (1964) became procurement director on 5 May 2009. He has significant experience of leading low cost airlines in areas ranging from high growth and restructuring, through to turnarounds. Warwick was deputy operations director at Ryanair from 2002 to 2005, where he held various executive roles including deputy CEO of Buzz, following its acquisition from KLM. More recently, he spent two years in India as chief operations officer of Air Deccan, leading the organisation's growth during the Indian aviation boom. Warwick's role focused on delivering high growth at the lowest cost and during his time at Air Deccan he was instrumental in listing the company on the Bombay stock exchange. Most recently, Warwick was CEO at Mandala Airlines where he turned a legacy brand into a modern, low cost carrier in the world's 4th most populous country, Indonesia. This involved restructuring the operation to drive costs down and a fleet modernisation programme to replace a Boeing fleet with an all Airbus fleet.
Chris Kennedy joined easyJet on 5 July 2010 in the position of Group Finance Director. Chris joined easyJet from EMI Music where he has had a successful career covering a range of international roles including Chief Financial Officer. Chris has great experience of working within a high profile international, fast changing consumer facing business, strong financial skills and a demonstrable track record of delivering operational improvement.
Trevor Didcock joined easyJet in September 2010 as Chief Information Officer. Before joining easyJet Trevor was CIO at Homeserve plc, The AA and RAC Motoring Services and spent 9 years in IT management roles at Mars, Inc. His earlier career was in IT, Finance and Engineering roles at J P Morgan and Esso.
Trevor has an MBA from Cranfield and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University.
Paul joined easyJet in November 2010 as Communications Director. Before joining easyJet Paul was Group Public Affairs and Communications Director for FirstGroup, the world’s largest private sector transport operator. Prior to that Paul worked for Virgin Atlantic Airways for ten years as its Director of Corporate Affairs during a period when the airline significantly grew its worldwide network while delivering award winning customer service. Highlights included managing the communications of several crises, winning PR Week Award for Crisis Communications in 2002, coordinating the airline’s lobbying activities and organising several successful world records. Paul started his career as a civil servant and first joined the transport sector with the Department of Transport.
Peter joined easyJet in February 2011 as Marketing Director. Before joining easyJet, he was Marketing Director for Audi in the UK where he oversaw a period of rapid and profitable growth. Prior to that, Peter was Marketing Services Director at Barclays. Peter has a degree in Economics and an MBA. He will sit on the Airline Management Board and will lead on all aspects of easyJet's marketing activity across Europe.
Alita joined easyJet in February 2011, as Head of HR Central Services. She was appointed Group Director, People in June 2011. Prior to this Alita was Head of HR Business Partners at T-Mobile for nine years and led the T-Mobile UK HR input for the merger with Orange.
A fellow of the CIPD, Alita graduated from Southampton University with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Development at Manchester Polytechnic.
Giles joined easyJet in April 2006 as General Counsel and Company Secretary and heads our Legal and Company Secretarial departments. He has been on the Executive Management Team since July 2010 and recently added the role of Deputy Director of our “Turn Europe Orange” change management programme to his responsibilities.
Prior to joining easyJet Giles was Assistant General Counsel and Director of Compliance at Cable & Wireless plc where he spent ten years as a legal adviser within the UK and Australian operating divisions and then in its head office. He is a qualified solicitor (England & Wales) who spent the first four years of his career with the City law firm Freshfields.
Giles holds an LLB (Hons) degree from Nottingham University and obtained his professional qualification from The Guildford College of Law.