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Wizz Air appoints Susan Hooper as director

Staff writer | Budapest, Hungary | February 26, 2016
Wizz AirFebruary 26, 2016, Budapest, Hungary - Wizz Air Holding plc, a low-cost airline, announces the appointment of Susan Hooper to the board as a non-executive director from March 1, 2016.
Ms. Hooper will also serve on Wizz Air’s Audit and Remuneration committees. She was managing director of British Gas Services, leading the service and repair, central heating installations, electrical services, and Dyno-Rod business units until November 2014.

Ms. Hooper joined British Gas from 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.

Previously, Ms. Hooper held senior roles at Royal Caribbean International, Avis Europe, PepsiCo International, McKinsey & Co, and Saatchi & Saatchi. During her time with PepsiCo International, she spent over five years based in Central and Eastern European countries.

Ms. 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.

From 2011 to 2014 Ms. Hooper was a non-executive director of Whitbread PLC and has held several other non-executive directorships, including at First Choice plc, Transcom SA, Royal & Sun Alliance Group plc and Courtaulds Textiles Plc.