EasyJet chief hires finance director from TUI to help airline’s fightback from Covid quarantine crisis

A file picture of staff cleaning an EasyJet plane at Gatwick Airport: PA
A file picture of staff cleaning an EasyJet plane at Gatwick Airport: PA

EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren today hired one of the top executives at his former employer, Tui, to be his new finance director and help lead the struggling airline’s fightback from the catastrophic effect of the pandemic on its business.

Kenton Jarvis, 52, will replace Andrew Findlay, who resigned in May, days after surviving an effort by founder and major shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou to oust him and other directors.

Jarvis is chief executive of Tui’s Aviation division among other roles and was once finance director of Airtours Holidays, part of MyTravel, which was merged with the now-collapsed Thomas Cook. MyTravel had an accounting debacle which claimed the scalps of several senior directors between 2002 and 2003.

Jarvis joined Tui in 2003 and rose through the ranks to the management board level. EasyJet said he had “proven his

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Doug Belgrad’s 2.0 Entertainment Hires Zack Conroy As SVP Finance & Operations

Zack Conroy is joining Doug Belgrad’s production and financing company 2.0 Entertainment as SVP, Finance & Operations.

Conroy will oversee all financial affairs of 2.0, including supervising accounting and tax matters and investor relations; he will also manage the banking facility led by Union Bank and the financial relationship with the label’s home studio, Sony Pictures.

“Zack is a smart and savvy financial executive and a great fit with the 2.0 culture. His experience at SunTrust, a significant participant in our credit facility, will add to our expertise and expand and grow our relationships with the financial community,” said Belgrad.

Conroy was previously VP in SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Entertainment Industries Group, where he provided capital and strategic advisory counsel to film, television, and digital media businesses including 2.0, Legendary Entertainment, Electric Entertainment, and Industrial Media. Prior to SunTrust, Conroy was an Associate at Aperture Media Partners (Mother’s Day,

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