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Easyjet PLC (EZJ.L)

EZJ.L on London Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Barton

75 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Johan Lundgren

53 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Charles Gurassa

63 2011 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director

Andrew Findlay

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Lis Blair

2018 Chief Marketing Officer

Maaike De Bie

2019 Group General Counsel, Secretary

Ella Bennett

2018 Group People Director

Robert Carey

2019 Chief Commercial Officer

Thomas Haagensen

2018 Group Markets Director

Flic Howard-Allen

2018 Chief Communications Officer

SAM Kini

2019 Chief Data and Information Officer

David Morgan

2019 Interim Head of Operations

Garry Wilson

2018 Chief Executive, easyJet Holidays

Andreas Bierwirth

48 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Anastassia Lauterbach

47 2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Nick Leeder

50 2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Catherine Bradley

60 2020 Non-Executive Director

Moya Greene

65 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director, Employee Representative Director

Andrew Martin

59 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Julie Southern

61 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Barton

Mr. John Barton serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. John has significant board experience having previously served as Chairman of Next plc, Catlin Group Limited, Cable and Wireless Worldwide plc, Brit Holdings plc and Wellington Underwriting plc. He was previously Senior Independent Director of WH Smith plc, Hammerson plc and SSP Group plc. He was also the Chief Executive of insurance broker JIB Group plc. After JIB’s merger with Lloyd Thompson, he became Chairman of the combined Group, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, until 2001. John is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from Strathclyde University.

Johan Lundgren

Mr. Johan Lundgren serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Johan has more than 30 years’ experience working in the travel industry, starting his career as a tour guide and occupying various roles in travel marketing and sales. Prior to joining easyJet in December 2017 as Chief Executive, Johan was the Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Mainstream Tourism at TUI AG. Prior to this Johan was the Managing Director for the Northern Region at TUI Travel plc from 2007 until 2011. From 2003 until 2007, he was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TUI Nordic. Johan led MyTravel’s businesses out of Canada and Sweden between 1999 and 2003, prior to which he was Managing Director of Always Tour Operations from 1996.

Charles Gurassa

Mr. Charles M. Gurassa serves as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, Senior Independent Director of the Company. Charles has extensive experience in the travel, tourism and leisure industries including having served as Chief Executive of Thomson Travel Group plc, Executive Chairman of TUI Northern Europe Limited and Director of Passenger and Cargo at British Airways plc. Charles retired in June 2003 to pursue a portfolio career. He was previously Non-Executive Chairman of Genesis Housing Association, LOVEFiLM International Ltd, Phones4U Ltd, Virgin Mobile plc, Alamo/National Rent a Car and 7Days Ltd, a Non-Executive Director at Whitbread plc and Senior Independent Director at Merlin Entertainments plc. Charles has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA from the International Management Centre at Buckingham.

Andrew Findlay

Mr. Andrew Findlay CPA is no longer serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective 5/2021. Prior to this, Andrew was Director of Finance, Tax and Treasury at Marks and Spencer Group plc. He has also held senior finance roles at the London Stock Exchange and at Cable and Wireless, in the UK and the US. Andrew qualified as a Chartered accountant with Coopers and Lybrand.

Lis Blair

Ms. Lis Blair serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Lis joined the AMB as Chief Marketing Officer in May 2018 after six years heading up Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and insight for the airline. Prior to joining easyJet, Lis spent five years as a marketing consultant across multiple sectors, leading brands and marketing agencies including Audi, Barclaycard, Belu and Rapier London. Her marketing career began with 10 years at Barclays, incorporating leadership roles in all areas of marketing, including digital, CRM, insight, brand and advertising. She graduated from Cambridge with an MA in Natural Sciences.

Maaike De Bie

Ms. Maaike H. De Bie serves as Group General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Maaike is an experienced international lawyer with over 25 years’ practical experience in a variety of sectors. Maaike joined easyJet in June 2019 from Royal Mail plc where she was Group General Counsel accountable for all legal, compliance, claims management, security and information governance matters. Prior to Royal Mail, Maaike was a Legal Director and part of the governance body of EY LLP, Maaike also spent six years with General Electric, five years as General Counsel for one of its capital companies in EMEA and then promoted into the HQ office of GE Capital in Europe to lead the improvement of enterprise risk management & corporate governance across EMEA. She has also held senior international legal positions at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, LLP in London and White & Case LLP in New York.

Ella Bennett

Ms. Ella Bennett serves as Group People Director of the Company. Ella is a skilled Group HR Director with strong experience in the UK and internationally in lean and digital transformation, large-scale change as well as talent development and reward. Ella joined easyJet from Sainsbury’s Argos, where she led the integration of their non-food business to create a multiproduct, multi-channel business with fast delivery networks. Ella was also Group HR Director at Home Retail Group, leading the people aspects of Argos’ digital transformation. Prior to this she was a member of the executive management team at Fujitsu. She earned her BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Bristol and her Master’s Degree from the University of London.

Robert Carey

Mr. Robert Carey serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Robert joined from McKinsey & Company where he was a partner and leader in the Airline practice. Over the last 11 years, Robert has assisted airline clients around the world on a range of strategy, revenue, commercial and operational issues. Prior to McKinsey, Robert worked for Delta Air Lines and America West Airlines in a variety of roles across revenue and operations functions.

Thomas Haagensen

Mr. Thomas Haagensen serves as Group Markets Director of the Company. With over 21 years’ experience in operations management in a variety of roles across Europe, Thomas has served as easyJet’s Country Director for the Germany, Austria and Switzerland region since 2011, developing the market entry strategy for Germany and the business traveller segment in Northern Europe. Most recently, Thomas was appointed Managing Director of our Austrian AOC, easyJet Europe GmbH, which forms a key part of our Brexit plans, and managed the transition of over 100 aircraft to easyJet Europe. Thomas holds a degree in business administration with a focus on management and marketing from University of Lausanne.

Flic Howard-Allen

Ms. Flic Howard-Allen serves as Chief Communications Officer of the Company. Flic has over 20 years’ experience in corporate, consumer, internal, government relations and crisis communications. Flic joined easyJet from Associated British Foods, the owner of Primark, Twinings and many other major brands, where she headed up external affairs. Flic was previously Director of Communications and Corporate Responsibility at Marks and Spencer Group plc where she led the creation of ‘Plan A’, its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability approach. Flic was also a Director at public relations consultancy Hill + Knowlton for a number of years. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds.

SAM Kini

Ms. Sam Kini serves as Chief Data and Information Officer of the Company. Sam joined easyJet as Chief Data and Information Officer in August 2019 from Telenet, the largest provider of cable broadband services in Belgium, where she had been Chief Information Officer for three years. She was responsible for data, IT, digital, systems and services across the combined Telenet group. Before that, Sam held a number of positions at Virgin Media, including Director of Development, Delivery, Technology and Transformation. Sam brings with her significant experience of leading data, IT, transformation and change in complex organisations.

David Morgan

Mr. David Morgan serves as Interim Head of Operations of the Company. David Morgan joined easyJet in September 2016 as the airline’s Chief Pilot. In December 2017 he took up the position of Director of Flight Operations, taking responsibility the safe and efficient operation of the airline’s flights across Europe. In March 2019 David took up the interim role of Head of Operations, reporting directly to the CEO. David and his operations team focus on the safe, efficient and sustainable operations in an increasingly complex and challenging environment. Prior to joining the airline David was Chief Flight Operations Officer at Wizz Air. His long career in aviation has taken him around the world including Australia and the Middle East. He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Garry Wilson

Mr. Garry Wilson serves as Chief Executive, easyJet Holidays of the Company. Garry is a highly experienced commercial leader working across international organisations, and has over 21 years’ experience in the holiday and travel sector. He joined the business from TUI Group where he most recently held the role of Managing Director for Group Product and Purchasing, leading commercial strategies across a number of markets and heading a global team across 20 countries. Prior to this, Garry worked in a number of senior commercial roles at TUI Group. He also held the position of Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa for American travel group Orbitz Worldwide (now Expedia Inc.). Garry has worked extensively with overseas governments, PwC and the Travel Foundation to create sustainable tourism policies to promote major economic growth and positive social change whilst minimising negative environmental impact. He holds a BCom (Hons) degree in Business Management and Languages from the University of Edinburgh.

Andreas Bierwirth

Dr. Andreas Bierwirth serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Andreas previously served as a Director and Chief Commercial Officer at Austrian Airlines AG. Andreas also served as Vice President of Marketing at Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Frankfurt) and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at T-Mobile Polska SA. Prior to this, Andreas was firstly Deputy Managing Director and later Managing Director at Germanwings.

Anastassia Lauterbach

Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Anastassia brings expertise in innovative technologies, including cyber security and artificial intelligence. She served as the Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations Europe at Qualcomm Incorporated, a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. She also held several roles at Deutsche Telekom AG, including Senior Vice President, Business Development and Investments, Acting Chief Products and Innovation Officer, and Senior Vice President, Planning & Development and served as a member of the Executive Operating Board. Prior to this, she served as Executive Vice President, Group Strategy at T-Mobile International AG and, prior to T-Mobile, she served in various operational and strategic roles at Daimler Chrysler Financial Services, McKinsey & Company and Munich Reinsurance Company.

Nick Leeder

Mr. Nick Leeder serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Nick has substantial leadership experience with deep expertise of print to digital business transformation within the media sector. Nick has spent the last eight years leading Google’s businesses in Australia, New Zealand and France before moving to Ireland. Prior to Google, Nick was at News Corporation, firstly as Chief Operating Officer of News Digital Media and latterly as Deputy Chief Executive of national broadsheet newspaper, ‘The Australian’. Before that he was Chief Operating Officer of newspaper group, Fairfax Digital. He has a degree in pure mathematics from University of Sydney and an MBA from Insead.

Catherine Bradley

Mrs. Catherine Annick Caroline Bradley has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective 1/1/2020. She Currently serves on the Boards of Peugeot S.A., Johnson Electric, and the UK's Financial Conduct Authority. She has held a number of senior finance roles in investment banking and M&A. She was Head of Equity Advisory, Asia Pacific at Société Générale from 2013 to 2014, and held a variety of roles at Credit Suisse from 2003 to 2012 in London and Hong Kong, where for the last four years she was Managing Director of the Equity Linked Solutions Group, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Catherine held senior roles with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, BNP Paribas, UBS and Merrill Lynch. She graduated from HEC Paris with a major in Finance and International Economics, and was awarded an CBE in 2019.

Moya Greene

Ms. Moya Greene serves as Non-Executive Independent Director, Employee Representative Director of the Company. Moya has wide-ranging strategic and leadership experience gained in both the private and public sectors. Moya served as Chief Executive of Royal Mail Group for eight years. Prior to joining Royal Mail, Moya was Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post. She also has a strong public sector background, developed over a 17-year period when she assumed progressively more senior roles in seven different Ministries of the Canadian Federal Public Service. She has previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto plc as well as Great-West Life co and Tim Hortons Inc, both publicly quoted in Canada.

Andrew Martin

Mr. Andrew Martin serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Andy was, until 2015, Group Chief Operating Officer, Europe and Japan, for Compass Group plc, having previously been their Group Finance Director from 2004 to 2012. Before joining Compass Group plc, Andy was Group Finance Director at First Choice Holidays plc (now TUI Group) and prior to that held a number of senior finance roles at Forte plc and Granada Group plc (now ITV plc). Andy trained as a Chartered Accountant at Peat Marwick before moving to Arthur Andersen where he became a partner.

Julie Southern

Ms. Julie Southern serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Julie has significant board experience and has held a number of commercially oriented finance and related roles during her career. She was Chief Commercial Officer of Virgin Atlantic Limited between 2010 and 2013, responsible for the commercial strategy of Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Holidays. Prior to this, Julie was Chief Financial Officer of Virgin Atlantic Limited for 10 years. In addition, Julie was previously Group Finance Director at Porsche Cars Great Britain and Finance and Operations Director at WH Smith – HJ Chapman & Co. Ltd. She was previously the Non-Executive Director of Stagecoach Group plc, Cineworld plc and DFS Furniture plc. Julie holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.