easyJet names Stephen Hester as chair

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easyJet PLC (LSE:EZJ) said it has appointed Stephen Hester as its chair designate, succeeding John Barton, who is stepping down on 1 December 2021 after nine years as chairman of the airline.


Hester has had a long career as a leader of major companies, notably as chief executive of RSA Insurance Group PLC (LSE:RSA), CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland Group and CEO of British Land Company PLC (LSE:BLND).


“I am delighted that Stephen has been appointed as the next chair of easyJet,” Barton said.


“His significant and varied experience leading major international businesses in regulated industries, coupled with his outstanding strategic thinking will serve the airline well as it leads the recovery in the post-pandemic era, complementing and adding to the skills of the existing board and leadership team.”

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