Ryanair appoints chief technology officer

Ryanair appoints chief technology officer

Low cost carrier Ryanair has appointed John Hurley as its Chief Technology Officer. John joins Ryanair on 15th September 2014 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Working closely with the CEO and the Ryanair Labs team, John will be responsible for developing and implementing a world-leading digital and technology strategy, heading up a team of 200 people as he oversees the roll-out of the Ryanair Labs digital innovation hub based at Ryanair’s new Dublin Campus in Swords.

Ryanair’s 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.”

John Hurley said: “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.”