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DAA Announces New Chief Financial Officer

By Dave Simpson
DAA Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Dublin Airport and Cork Airport operator DAA has announced that Catherine Gubbins will become its group chief financial officer in May.

Gubbins, who is currently the DAA's director of finance, will replace current group chief financial officer Ray Gray on May 4, following a two month handover period to ensure a smooth transition.

DAA Chief Executive Statement

DAA chief executive Dalton Philips stated, "I am delighted that Catherine will be taking on the role of group CFO. Catherine has made a great contribution since she joined daa and has effectively been Ray's deputy since she became director of finance in 2019. As part of the executive team, she has played a key role in helping us to prudently manage the financial impact of the current pandemic. I would like to congratulate Catherine on her new role, and I am really looking forward to working alongside her in her new capacity as group CFO."

Gubbins Statement

Meanwhile, Gubbins commented, "I am thrilled to become the new group chief financial officer at DAA. DAA is a global business that has a strategic position at the heart of the Irish economy, and I am excited to be able to play a leadership role in its future development. I am looking forward to working closely with the executive team, the board, the finance team and my colleagues across the company to help to rebuild our business."

Gubbins's Employment And Education History

Gubbins joined the DAA in December of 2014 as group financial controller. She was appointed director of finance and became a member of the DAA's executive management team in April of 2019. Before working for the DAA, Gubbins was a senior manager in the assurance and business advisory function of PwC Ireland, having worked with the professional services firm for more than 16 years.


Additionally, Gubbins is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a former chairperson of the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants.

She has a primary degree in Law and Accounting from the University of Limerick and a Master of Accounting degree from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

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