– UK, Exeter – Flybe Group plc (LSE:FLYB), announces that Heather Lawrence has today joined the Board as a non-executive director.

Heather’s career has been in finance and investment banking, for Credit Suisse First Boston and then as a Managing Director in Schroders/Citigroup Global Markets, where she set up Citigroup’s aviation and travel team. She has also served as a non-executive director at Wizz Air PLC.

Heather is currently managing investments for a family office. She is a qualified accountant and graduate from Exeter University.

Heather will join the Nomination, Remuneration and Audit committees with immediate effect.

David Kappler, non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee, has informed the Board that he intends to retire at this year’s AGM.

Simon Laffin, Chairman, said: “David’s long experience has been of great value to the Board and he has made a significant contribution to the financial controls and audit process at Flybe and we wish him well for the future.  I am delighted that Heather has agreed to join the Board. She has extensive experience in finance and aviation, which will complement the skills on the Board.”

Heather Lawrence said: “I am delighted to join the Board of Flybe at this exciting point in the Company’s development. I look forward to working with the broader team and drawing on my past experience within the aviation sector to support the group in realising its ambition to become the best local airline.”

For more information : http://www.flybe.com

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