Vue Cinemas plans to reel in former ITV boss Adam Crozier for chairman role

 
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Vue is looking into plans for a sale or stock market flotation

ITV's former chief executive is being lined up for a starring role at cinema chain Vue, as it mulls plans for a sale or stock market flotation.

According to Sky News, Vue has approached Adam Crozier about becoming its chairman, with sources close to the company saying discussions were likely to result in his appointment in the coming weeks, though no deal has been agreed yet.

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The development comes after it was announced earlier this week that EasyJet boss Carolyn McCall will spread her wings to take up the helm at ITV. Crozier stepped down as ITV's chief executive last month and will become a senior independent director at Whitbread in September.

A source close to Vue told Sky News that Crozier's combination of public company experience and solid track record at delivering value to shareholders meant the cinema would be well-placed to pursue a public listing.

A Vue spokeswoman declined to comment to Sky News on the talks.

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