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New boss appointed at ITV company

By | Published on Wednesday 19 July 2017


After the BBC announced this weekend that it was putting a woman in charge of the TARDIS for the first time, rival broadcaster ITV announced it was putting a woman in charge of the whole company for the first time. Both of which are welcome developments, even if it’s depressing that such things are still unusual enough to be noteworthy in 2017. But hey, right direction and everything.

The new CEO at good old Independent Television plc, taking over from the recently departed Adam Crozier, is Carolyn McCall. She joins the telly company from easyJet, but has a bit of media on her CV having previously been CEO of the Guardian Media Group. She will formally take over the top job at the company that operates the numerous ITV channels and accompanying telly show production business at the start of next year.

Confirming the hire, ITV plc’s Chairman Peter Bazalgette said: “In a very impressive field of high calibre candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in media, experience of an international operation, clear strategic acumen and strong record of delivering value to shareholders. I’m delighted we’ll be working together at ITV”.

While McCall added: “I’m really pleased to be joining ITV. It is a fantastic company in a dynamic and stimulating sector. I am looking forward to getting to know all of the people at ITV and helping it make the most of the amazing opportunities that it has in the future”.