Non-executive board member

Dame Carolyn McCall

Dame Carolyn McCall

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Biography

Carolyn McCall is a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Carolyn is Chief Executive of easyJet. Under her leadership easyJet has achieved record passenger numbers and record profits. The airline entered the FTSE 100 in 2013. Prior to joining easyJet, Carolyn was Chief Executive of Guardian Media Group plc.

In 2013, Carolyn was awarded the Airline Business ‘Airline Strategy Award for Low Cost leadership’, City AM’s Personality of the Year award and the Gold Medal Award from the Chartered Management Institute for her work in management. In 2014 she was the winner of the Business Achievement Award ‎at the British Travel Industry Hall of Fame Awards.

Carolyn was awarded a Damehood in the 2016 New Year Honours list.

Non-executive board member

The main responsibilities of non-executive board members are to:

  • attend meetings of the departmental board, chaired by the Secretary of State
  • advise on strategy, performance and transformation, operational issues and the effective management of the department
  • provide independent scrutiny for the department on request
  • work with executives and their teams to continue to improve the performance of the department