Easyjet says three board members to step down

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The easyJet Airbus A320-251N is seen in Nice international airport before its inaugural flight between Nice and Tenerife, in Nice, France, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo

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Aug 24 (Reuters) - Three members of Easyjet's (EZJ.L) board are stepping down from their roles, the British airline said on Wednesday, at a time when it faces turbulence due to strikes and airport staff shortages.

The company said Julie Southern and Andreas Bierwirth will not seek re-election to the company's board at the next annual general meeting, while Nick Leeder will step down on Sept. 30.

They will be replaced by Harald Eisenächer, Detlef Trefzger and Ryanne van der Eijk.

Eisenächer has held executive positions with Germany's Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) and travel firm Sabre Travel Network, while Trefzger and Eijk have experience in the transportation industry.

Eijk, who had worked with Netherlands-based KLM airlines for 20 years, will also become one of the board's employee representative directors.

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Reporting by Sinchita Mitra in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva

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