EasyJet names publishing head as new chief executive

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Budget airline EasyJet has named media group head Carolyn McCall as its new chief executive, succeeding Andrew Harrison.

McCall has led newspaper publisher Guardian Media Group since 2006.

EasyJet says she is expected to join the carrier in summer this year, although it has yet to firm a date.

Predecessor Harrison is leaving to become the chief of hotel and restaurant operator Whitbread.