Dame Carolyn Julia McCall is a British businesswoman of Scottish and Irish descent. She has been the chief executive of ITV since 2018. She previously served as the chief executive of easyJet from 2010 to 2017.
Early life and career
McCall was born on 13 September 1961 in Bangalore, India. Her Scottish father, Arthur McCall, ran the Far East division of a US textile multinational and her Irish-born mother, Colleen McCall, worked for the British High Commission in India. She was educated in India and Singapore until her teens, then at a Roman Catholic girls' boarding school in Derbyshire. She studied for a BA degree in history and politics at the University of Kent, Canterbury, where she met future husband, Peter Frawley. The couple have three children (Emmeline, Max, and Dan) and live in Berkhamsted.
On graduation she began training as a teacher, completing a year at Holland Park School. She then gained a master's degree in politics from the University of London, and subsequently joined construction group Costain. She was offered a job on Kevin Kelly's Business magazine.
McCall was a non-executive director of Lloyds TSB (2008–2009), New Look (1999–2005, a position to which she was reappointed in 2010); and Tesco (2005–2008), a position from which she resigned after Tesco sued The Guardian for libel. She was chair of the Business in the Community project Opportunity Now, She has served as president of Women in Advertising and Communications London.