Jet2 board changes as Kentleton takes up audit role

Leeds-based Jet2 plc announced the appointment of former St Modwen Properties CFO Rachel Kentleton as an independent non-executive director with effect from March 18, 2024.

Kentleton will become chair of the firm’s Audit & Risk Committee.

Jet2 also said Mark Laurence has given notice that, following 14 years as a non-executive director, he will retire from the board on Kentleton’s appointment.

“Rachel will also join the company’s Audit & Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee upon appointment,” said the Leeds firm.

“Following completion of the external audit of the company’s financial results for the year ending 31 March 2024, Rachel will take up the position as chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.

“Rachel was most recently Chief Financial Officer at St Modwen Properties Ltd and prior to that was Group Finance Director at PayPoint plc.

“Rachel has held various senior positions in Finance, Investor Relations and Strategy including Group Director of Strategy and Implementation at easyJet plc.

“She has also held several non-executive positions including her current roles as a non-executive director at Trustpilot Group plc (where she also chairs the Audit Committee) and Travelodge (where she is Audit Committee Chair designate), and her former role as chair of the Audit Committee at Persimmon plc.”

Jet2 chairman Robin Terrell said: “Firstly, on behalf of the board, I would like to thank Mark for his service over a period in which the turnover of the business grew more than tenfold and wish him well for the future.

We are delighted to welcome Rachel to the board. Rachel is an experienced director, with an impressive track record both in her executive and non-executive roles.”