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Carolyn McCall

CEO of ITV, Former CEO of EasyJet & Guardian Media Group; Advocate for Women in Business

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Carolyn McCall Biography

Carolyn McCall joined ITV as their CEO in January 2018 and launched a review of the company’s strategy in light of the rapidly changing media landscape.

Carolyn outlined a new vision – ‘More than TV’ – designed to build upon ITV’s unique and winning combination of creativity and commercial strength and to enable ITV to drive profit from three separate sources – advertisers, broadcasters/platforms and consumers. To help deliver the strategy Carolyn announced new investment in the ITV brand, in data, digital and subscription capabilities and committed to further develop ITV’s creative and commercial strengths.

Prior to joining ITV, McCall was CEO of the leading European short-haul airline easyJet for nearly 8 years.

In her time at easyJet she was widely recognised not just for transforming the airline’s financial performance but changing the public’s expectations for value and service in short haul flying across Europe.

She also drove an industry leading initiative to train more female pilots. Globally women account for less than 5% of commercial pilots. Carolyn launched the Amy Johnson Flying Initiative to attract more women into a career as a pilot and in one of her last announcements at easyJet was able to announce that 13% of that year’s new entrants were female – well on the way to reaching easyJet’s target of 20% of new entrant pilots to be female by 2020.

Carolyn joined The Guardian in 1986, and, with a strong background in marketing and sales, rose through the commercial ranks at the newspaper. She launched Wired magazine in the UK, as a joint venture with Wired US in 1994. When the Guardian bought the Observer in the same year, she spearheaded the integration of the commercial team.

She then took the Guardian online with the roll out of The Guardian’s website in 1999 and was responsible for the web team in addition to being Commercial director. She was appointed CEO of Guardian News and Media in 2001. The Berliner was launched in 2004.

Carolyn was appointed Chief Executive of the Guardian Media Group in 2006 , responsible for GNM, the Regional newspaper Group, Autotrader , and The Radio Division.

In 2008, Carolyn was awarded an OBE for services to women in business. In 2016, she was decorated with France’s highest award, the Légion d’honneur in recognition of her contribution to the economies of France and the UK and for her support of women, particularly female pilots.

In the New Year’s Honours List of 2016 Carolyn was awarded a Damehood for services to the aviation industry.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Carolyn McCall

    Speaking fees for Carolyn McCall, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Carolyn McCall are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Carolyn McCall, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Carolyn McCall speak about?

    Carolyn McCall is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Arts & Humanities, Business, Creativity Speakers, Executive Leaders, Innovation, Leadership Speakers, Women In Leadership.
  • Where does Carolyn McCall travel from?

    Carolyn McCall generally travels from UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Carolyn McCall’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Carolyn McCall for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carolyn McCall for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Carolyn McCall or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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CEO of ITV, Former CEO of EasyJet & Guardian Media Group; Advocate for Women in Business

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Carolyn McCall Biography

Carolyn McCall joined ITV as their CEO in January 2018 and launched a review of the company’s strategy in light of the rapidly changing media landscape.

Carolyn outlined a new vision – ‘More than TV’ – designed to build upon ITV’s unique and winning combination of creativity and commercial strength and to enable ITV to drive profit from three separate sources – advertisers, broadcasters/platforms and consumers. To help deliver the strategy Carolyn announced new investment in the ITV brand, in data, digital and subscription capabilities and committed to further develop ITV’s creative and commercial strengths.

Prior to joining ITV, McCall was CEO of the leading European short-haul airline easyJet for nearly 8 years.

In her time at easyJet she was widely recognised not just for transforming the airline’s financial performance but changing the public’s expectations for value and service in short haul flying across Europe.

She also drove an industry leading initiative to train more female pilots. Globally women account for less than 5% of commercial pilots. Carolyn launched the Amy Johnson Flying Initiative to attract more women into a career as a pilot and in one of her last announcements at easyJet was able to announce that 13% of that year’s new entrants were female – well on the way to reaching easyJet’s target of 20% of new entrant pilots to be female by 2020.

Carolyn joined The Guardian in 1986, and, with a strong background in marketing and sales, rose through the commercial ranks at the newspaper. She launched Wired magazine in the UK, as a joint venture with Wired US in 1994. When the Guardian bought the Observer in the same year, she spearheaded the integration of the commercial team.

She then took the Guardian online with the roll out of The Guardian’s website in 1999 and was responsible for the web team in addition to being Commercial director. She was appointed CEO of Guardian News and Media in 2001. The Berliner was launched in 2004.

Carolyn was appointed Chief Executive of the Guardian Media Group in 2006 , responsible for GNM, the Regional newspaper Group, Autotrader , and The Radio Division.

In 2008, Carolyn was awarded an OBE for services to women in business. In 2016, she was decorated with France’s highest award, the Légion d’honneur in recognition of her contribution to the economies of France and the UK and for her support of women, particularly female pilots.

In the New Year’s Honours List of 2016 Carolyn was awarded a Damehood for services to the aviation industry.

Carolyn McCall Videos

  • Biz Stone & Dame Carolyn McCall: Content Wars
    Biz Stone & Dame Carolyn McCall discussed online safety, fake news and filter bubbles at our Oxford Saïd Distinguished Speaker Seminar.
  • MPW London 2019: A Conversation with ITV CEO Carolyn McCall ...
    Carolyn McCall talks with Fortune CEO Alan Murray about ushering ITV into the streaming game. Subscribe to Fortune ...
  • MIP Exclusive: Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive, ITV
    "In Britain, if you're looking for 5 million plus viewers, there is only one place to come." ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall discusses TV's...

FAQs on booking Carolyn McCall

  • How do I book Carolyn McCall to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Carolyn McCall for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Carolyn McCall, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Carolyn McCall or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Carolyn McCall

    Speaking fees for Carolyn McCall, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Carolyn McCall are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Carolyn McCall, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Carolyn McCall speak about?

    Carolyn McCall is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Arts & Humanities, Business, Creativity Speakers, Executive Leaders, Innovation, Leadership Speakers, Women In Leadership.
  • Where does Carolyn McCall travel from?

    Carolyn McCall generally travels from UK, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Carolyn McCall’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Carolyn McCall for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carolyn McCall for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Carolyn McCall or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Carolyn McCall is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Carolyn McCall for your event is available upon request. Carolyn McCall generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Angela Ahrendts, Liv Garfield, Alison Cooper, Tracey D. Brown and Sheila Cummings. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carolyn McCall for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Carolyn McCall Speaker Videos

  • Biz Stone & Dame Carolyn McCall: Content Wars
    Biz Stone & Dame Carolyn McCall discussed online safety, fake news and filter bubbles at our Oxford Saïd Distinguished Speaker Seminar.
    MPW London 2019: A Conversation with ITV CEO Carolyn McCall ...
    Carolyn McCall talks with Fortune CEO Alan Murray about ushering ITV into the streaming game. Subscribe to Fortune ...
  • MIP Exclusive: Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive, ITV
    "In Britain, if you're looking for 5 million plus viewers, there is only one place to come." ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall discusses TV's big ...
    ITV's Chief Executive Carolyn McCall in conversation with Tim ...
    Carolyn McCall, ITV's Chief Executive, in conversation with chair Tim Hincks, Co- Chief Executive Officer, Expectation.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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