Former easyJet Director joins Blue Islands board

Posted: 05/06/2019

Paul Simmons_Blue IslandsBlue Islands has announced that Paul Simmons, former easyJet UK Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Flybe, Malaysia Airlines and Cobalt Air, has joined the Blue Islands board as a Non-Executive Director. 

Rob Veron, CEO of Blue Islands, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Paul to the Blue Islands board. Paul brings a wealth of experience, strengthening the board as we continue to grow an independent and sustainable regional airline committed to serving the Channel Islands.”

Paul spent seven years with easyJet, initially as Group Head of Marketing and Distribution; and for the past five years as UK Director. In this role, he was responsible for the commercial performance of easyJet’s UK fleet and consistently grew the profitability of the business. 

Prior to airlines, Paul held senior international marketing executive positions with blue-chip organisations in the fast-moving consumer goods and hospitality sectors, including P&G, Kelloggs and InterContinental Hotels. He is currently CEO of Sequestim, an airport security business co-owned by Cardiff University.

Commenting on his appointment, Paul said: “Blue Islands has continually developed its route network, aircraft fleet and passenger numbers in a commercially viable way. It’s exciting to be part of this ambitious and passionate team. I look forward to drawing on my experience to benefit Blue Islands and its customers.”

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