Ryanair appoints John Hurley as its CTO

20 Aug 2014

John Hurley, the incoming CTO of Ryanair

Low-fares airline Ryanair has a new chief technology officer: John Hurley, who will join the company on 15 September as it continues to implement its programme of digital and customer improvements.

Hurley will be coming to Ryanair from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt plc.

In his new role, Hurley will be responsible for developing and implementing a world-leading digital and technology strategy, and will head a team of 200 people as he oversees the rollout of the Ryanair Labs digital innovation hub based at Ryanair’s new Dublin Campus in Swords.

In addition to the Ryanair Labs team, Hurley will be working closely with Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary.

Hurley said he’s delighted to be joining the 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,” he added.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic