easyJet is pleased to announce that Kenton Jarvis will be joining the Board as Chief Financial Officer, replacing Andrew Findlay who as previously announced will be stepping down from the board and leaving easyJet. We will provide an update on Kenton's start date in due course.
Kenton is currently CEO of Aviation, and Business Improvement Director - Markets, at TUI Group. He has held a number of senior group and divisional finance roles since joining TUI in 2003. Before joining TUI Travel Kenton was the Finance Director of Airtours Holidays and held a number of commercial finance roles at Adidas, prior to which he qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC.
Kenton has extensive experience of the travel and aviation sector having held a variety of finance roles including serving as finance director of the Northern region for TUI AG, Group Director of Finance and Control and Finance Director for the mainstream sector overseeing £12.5bn in revenue. He has served on the management board for TUI and proven his ability to drive savings and successful turnaround programmes. This expertise will be critical as easyJet enters a period of recovery from the most severe restrictions of the pandemic.
John Barton, Chairman of easyJet, commented:
"We are delighted to appoint Kenton as our next Chief Financial Officer. He is a candidate of very high calibre bringing with him vast industry experience and highly relevant skills to the role which will prove crucial in the coming months and beyond. I would like to welcome him on behalf of the board of easyJet. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Findlay for his tremendous contribution over the past five years and continued commitment and support in helping manage the airline through the recent unprecedented challenges."
Johan Lundgren, Chief Executive of easyJet, commented:
"Kenton will join us during this period of exceptional challenge for global aviation. His depth of knowledge of the travel industry and financial skills will be key as we continue to rebuild following the pandemic. I look forward to working closely with him as we ensure that aviation plays a vital role in the economic recovery and enables people to fly for holidays and work once again."
Kenton Jarvis commented:
"I am excited to be joining the most innovative, sustainable and customer-focused airline in Europe at such a pivotal moment in the history of the sector. I have great admiration for the team at easyJet and am proud to be joining them."