Kamal Ahmed In Conversation With Carolyn McCall

05 Dec

Academy London, SW1W 9SH

Thursday 5 December 2019 18:00 - 20:00

Join us on Thursday 5 December 2019 for our next "In Conversation With" event.

Media Trust is delighted to present the latest in our “In Conversation With” series on Thursday 5 December 2019.

Media Trust’s “In Conversation With” series puts global media, technology visionaries and industry disruptors in the hot seat.

Carolyn McCall

Join us for an evening of fascinating conversation with BBC News Editorial Director and Media Trust Trustee, Kamal Ahmed, who will be joined in the hot seat by one of the UK’s leading business women, Carolyn McCall.

Carolyn made history in January 2018 after joining ITV as their first female Chief Executive. Prior to joining ITV, Carolyn spent eight years at the helm of easyJet, winning praise from rival firms and quadrupling the airline’s share price. Previous to this, she worked at the Guardian Media Group becoming CEO in 2006.

So what vision does the female CEO with one the best track records in the business have for ITV?

Kamal and Carolyn will be discussing:

  • Her journey to becoming the first female Chief Executive at TV giant ITV and Management Today’s two-time CEO of the year;
  • ITV’s strategy to be ‘More than TV’ and how their social purpose fits within this;
  • How TV and traditional media formats are being disrupted and her predictions for the sector;

Hosted at Academy London, Victoria, doors open at 18:00 and the discussion will begin at 18:30.


  • 18:00 – Doors open, registration, drinks, nibbles and networking
  • 18:30 – Kamal Ahmed in conversation with Carolyn McCall
  • 19:15 – Audience Q&A
  • 19:45 – Close

Carolyn McCall

Dame Carolyn McCall DBE became ITV’s first female Chief Executive in January 2018, where she outlined a new vision – ‘More than TV’ – designed to build upon ITV’s unique and winning combination of creativity and commercial strength. Prior to joining ITV, Carolyn was CEO of leading European short haul airline easyJet for nearly 8 years where she transformed the airline’s financial performance, changed the public’s expectations for value and service and lead an initiative to train more female pilots. Carolyn has also held various commercial and management roles at Guardian Media Group, becoming Group CEO in 2006. 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.

This Event is kindly supported by Academy London, Google’s dedicated learning space.

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With thanks to Xeim for their marketing support.

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