The Maker of Downton Abbey Just Poached One of Britain’s Most Powerful Female CEOs

In a blockbuster move, ITV, the U.K.’s biggest commercial broadcaster, said Monday that it had poached EasyJet CEO Carolyn McCall as its new chief executive. McCall, a former CEO at Guardian Media Group who landed at No. 22 on Fortune‘s MPW International list last year, has led the discount airline for seven years.

In a statement, McCall said she’s looking forward to helping ITV, the broadcaster behind the smash hit Downton Abbey and quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, “make...

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