Finance director of easyjet announces he will leave airline

The finance director of easyJet has announced he will leave the airline.The finance director of easyJet has announced he will leave the airline.
The finance director of easyJet has announced he will leave the airline. | pa
The finance director of easyJet has announced he will leave the airline just days after he won a vote to oust him from the position.

Andrew Findlay said he will leave the job in May 2021, at the end of his year-long notice period.

On Friday the board, including Mr Findlay, scored a victory over easyJet’s biggest shareholder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who had demanded that Mr Findlay, chief executive Johan Lundgren, and chairman John Barton step down.

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A majority of easyJet’s shareholders voted that Mr Findlay and the other directors should stay. Sir Stelios wants easyJet to cancel a multi-billion pound Airbus contract.

Mr Findlay said: “Although I have given notice to leave easyJet in a year’s time, I remain fully committed to the business to support Johan and to ensure easyJet successfully weathers this unprecedented time for the airline industry.

“By the end of my notice period I will have been with this great company for almost six years and it will be the right time to pass the financial reins to someone who will help take easyJet into its next chapter.

“I would like to thank the shareholders who supported me and my fellow directors in the recent general meeting. I intend to repay that support in the coming year.”

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