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BPG Lunch: ITV CEO Carolyn McCall

March 28 @ 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Happy New Year from the BPG! Please keep this date in your diaries for lunch with ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall.

Carolyn is the first female Chief Executive of ITV, joining in early 2018. She was previously Chief Executive of easyJet for seven years. Under her leadership easyJet achieved record passenger numbers and profits. The airline entered the FTSE 100 in 2013. Prior to joining easyJet, she was Chief Executive of Guardian Media Group plc. In 2008 she was awarded an OBE for services to women in business.

She admits that ITV is operating in an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing environment and has pushed into data, on-demand viewing and building a direct-to-consumer business in a much bigger way than her predecessors, though she also is a believer in ad-supported TV and owned production though ITV Studios. The latter made Bodyguard for the BBC where it attracted record ratings and beat Vanity Fair, a competing drama on ITV. McCall calls her strategy “more than TV” and believes that a strong producer-broadcaster model can add value.

Details

Date:
March 28
Time:
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Venue

Little Italy
21 Frith Street, Soho
London, W1D 4RN United Kingdom

Organiser

Manori Ravindran
Email:
manoriravindran@gmail.com