Last updated: 12:30 PM ET, Mon April 13 2015

EasyJet Names Andrew Findlay as New Chief Financial Officer

Airlines & Airports | Patrick Clarke | April 13, 2015

EasyJet Names Andrew Findlay as New Chief Financial Officer

British low-cost carrier EasyJet has named Andrew Findlay as its chief financial officer, according to Mehreen Khan of the Telegraph.

Findlay, who will join EasyJet in October, is currently serving as CFO of U.K.-based retailer Halfords, a position he's held since February 2011. 

Prior to joining Halfords, Findlay held roles at Marks & Spencer and Cable & Wireless.

"This is an exciting time to be joining Europe’s leading airline," said Findlay in a statement via Khan. "Carolyn [McCall] has built a fantastic team and with them I look forward to contributing to easyJet’s continued success."

"I have greatly enjoyed my time with Halfords and I am exceptionally proud of the progress the business has made over the last few years," added Findlay.

EasyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall praised the hire, commending Findlay for his recent achievements in the same role he'll be assuming with the airline later this year.

"Andrew is a proven FTSE 250 chief financial officer with great consumer experience and a strong focus on cost. He is part of the leadership team at Halfords, which has created a much more customer centric and profitable business," said McCall via "Andrew is a great fit for easyJet and I am sure he will add a lot of value to the airline."

Findlay will replace former EasyJet CFO Chris Kennedy, who is slated to join British software design company ARM Holdings in 2016.

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