Posted on: 21 August 2014 by Ross McSweeny
John Hurley is to join Ryanair as chief technology officer from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on 14 September this year.
Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, remarked, “We are pleased to appoint John Hurley as chief technology officer, to head up our Ryanair Labs team, as we continue to implement our programme of digital and customer improvements.”
Hurley will oversee a team of 200 people during the roll-out of the Ryanair Labs digital innovation hub based at Ryanair’s new Dublin Campus in Swords, near Dublin Airport, as the airline aims to develop and implement a world-leading digital and technology strategy.
“I am delighted to be joining Ryanair, Europe’s biggest airline,” Hurley declared. “I look forward to working with the best airline and digital technology professionals as we develop a world-class infrastructure to further improve the Ryanair experience for our 86m customers.”