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Carolyn McCall delivers the inaugural Amy Johnson lecture on Women in Aviation from the perspective of the Chief Executive of the UK’s largest airline. Carolyn talks about the history of women in aviation and discuss's easyJet’s ambition to become Europe’s preferred airline. She reveals the lessons that she, and the airline, have learnt in the year since she joined easyJet and offer her views on delivering business success in the face of challenging external factors.

About the speaker:
Carolyn McCall OBE, Chief Executive Officer, EasyJet

Carolyn joined easyJet on 1 July 2010 as Chief Executive. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive of Guardian Media Group plc. Carolyn was a Non Executive Director of Lloyds TSTSB from 2008 to 2009, Non Executive Director of Tesco Plc from 2005 to 2008 and Non Executive Director of New Look from 1999 to 2005. She was Chair of Opportunity Now and a former President of Women in Advertising and Communications London (WACL). Carolyn was awarded the OBE for services to women in business in June 2008. In April 2008, she was named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year. She graduated from Kent University with a BA in History and Politics and from London University with a Masters in Politics.

Royal Aeronautical Society
28 August 2011