Deputy chairman Charles Gurassa and finance director Andy Martin are to step down from the board of Easyjet later this year. 

    Both Gurassia and Martin have each served on the low-cost airline’s board for nine years.

    Martin will step down on 31 August 2020, while Gurassa has agreed to stay on until 31 December 2020, “to help provide continuity as EasyJet continues to respond to the challenges of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic”.

    EasyJet has said its nominations committee will shortly commence a review of the composition of the board and its committees, including the process of identifying a new senior independent director. 

    Chairman John Barton said:

    “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank both Charles and Andy for their very significant contribution to easyJet over the past nine years.

    “We have benefitted greatly from their wise counsel and I am pleased that we will continue to do so over the next few months as we navigate the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. They will leave us with the Board’s deep gratitude and best wishes.”

    Last month, EasyJet announced that its chief financial officer Andrew Findlay, who has been with the company for six years, would also be leaving next year.

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