Ryanair appoints Hurley to lead digital strategy as chief technology officer

Ryanair appoints Hurley to lead digital strategy as chief technology officer

Ryanair has announced the appointment of John Hurley as its chief technology officer.

He will join the low-cost carrier on September 15 from US publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Hurley will work closely with the Ryanair Labs team, responsible for developing and implementing the airline’s digital and technology strategy.

Her will head up a team of 200 people overseeing the roll-out of the Ryanair Labs digital innovation hub based at the airline’s new Dublin Campus in Swords.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said: “We are pleased to appoint John Hurley as chief technology officer, who will head up our Ryanair Labs team, as we continue to implement our programme of digital and customer improvements.”

Hurley added: “I am delighted to be joining Ryanair, Europe’s biggest airline. 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.”

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