Catherine Lynn has played a leadership role in the European low-cost aviation sector for more than 20 years. Cath’s career within aviation came after more than ten years of working in senior roles in the retail business in the UK, where she was part of the start up team that launched British Airways’ low-cost carrier, Go Fly, as the founding Head of Customer Services. Cath later joined easyJet in 2002 following the Go Fly acquisition and played an active role in the integration of both businesses. Former Group Commercial Director at easyJet, Cath spent a total of fifteen years significantly contributing to the overall success of the business and its profitability, network growth, airport development and commercial relevance during her time in C level leadership roles. Cath has been directly responsible for the achievement and delivery of a number of major initiatives that has underpinned easyJet’s exponential growth: • Developed easyJet leading network position, winning the Airline Strategy Award 2017: 28 bases, 140 airports, 880 routes, 78 million passengers per annum • Lead the successful introduction of allocated seating, at the time the largest operation and IT change the business has undertaken. Delivered on time, on budget, and exceeded customer satisfaction, revenue, and on time performance targets. • Lead the strategic drive to make easyJet the choice for Business Passengers • Delivered self-handling into Spain, significantly reducing costs and improving service standards • Develop and delivered the aircraft up-gauging strategies from the A319 to the A320 and A321s • Successfully lead the airport negotiations for the many of easyJet’s bases • Embedded the focus on customer experience into easyJet, including the rollout of the customer charter. Formerly Group Strategy and Network Director for easyJet, Cath has also held leadership roles in planning, network and scheduling and has extensive experience in airline procurement and operations. Cath joined easyJet the Airline Management Board in September 2009 and retained her senior leadership post until her departure from easyJet in October 2017.