Posted on: 25 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Wizz Air has announced that from 1 March 2016, Susan Hooper will join the carrier’s board as a non-executive director with effect.
Hooper is currently a non-executive director of Affinity Water Ltd. and The Rank Group plc, as well as being an advisory board member of LUISS Business School in Rome. Previously director of British Gas Services, she has also worked for the Acromas Group where she was chief executive of the travel division, responsible for Saga holidays and hotels, Saga cruises, Spirit of Adventure cruises, Titan Travel and the travel division of the AA.
She has also held senior roles at Royal Caribbean International, Avis Europe, PepsiCo International, McKinsey & Co, and Saatchi & Saatchi. During her time with PepsiCo International, Susan spent over five years based in Central and Eastern European countries.
Wizz Air’s chairman, William A. Franke, commented, “I am delighted that Susan has agreed to join the board of Wizz Air. Her credentials in the leisure sector are outstanding and she has a great deal of experience as a non-executive of UK listed companies. We look forward to working with her.”
Hooper will also serve on Wizz Air's audit and remuneration committees. At the same time, Stephen L. Johnson and John R. Wilson will step down from the company’s audit committee and remuneration committee respectively. They will remain as non-executive directors of the company.