Carolyn McCall

Chief Executive, ITV

Dame Carolyn McCall DBE became ITV's first female Chief Executive in January 2018, where she outlined a new vision - ‘More than TV’ - designed to build upon ITV’s unique and winning combination of creativity and commercial strength.

Prior to joining ITV, Carolyn was CEO of leading European short haul airline easyJet for nearly 8 years where she transformed the airline’s financial performance, changed the public’s expectations for value and service and lead an initiative to train more female pilots. 

Carolyn has also held various commercial and management roles at Guardian Media Group, becoming Group CEO in 2006.

In 2008, Carolyn was awarded an OBE for services to women in business.

In 2016, she was decorated with France's highest award, the Légion d'honneur in recognition of her contribution to the economies of France and the UK and for her support of women, particularly female pilots.

In the New Year’s Honours List of 2016 Carolyn was awarded a Damehood for services to the aviation industry.