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21 September, 2020 - 18:07 By Tony Quested

easyJet names TUI high flyer as chief financial officer

Luton-based low fares airline easyJet has unveiled a new chief financial officer.

Kenton Jarvis will be joining the board as CFO replacing Andrew Findlay who, as previously announced, will be stepping down from the board and leaving easyJet. An update on Jarvis's start date will be given in due course.  

Jarvis 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, Jarvis was FD of Airtours Holidays and held a number of commercial finance roles at Adidas, prior to which he qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC.

Jarvis is said to have 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 FD for the mainstream sector overseeing £12.5 billion 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, said: “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 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, added: “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.”

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