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IAG Announces Appointment Of New Aer Lingus Chief Executive

By Dave Simpson
IAG Announces Appointment Of New Aer Lingus Chief Executive

Aer Lingus parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced that Lynne Embleton will become the new chief executive of Aer Lingus on April 6, 2021.

Embleton will replace Donal Moriarty, who has been the airline's interim chief executive since October of 2020.

Moriarty will resume his role as the airline's chief corporate affairs officer when Embleton takes over as CEO.

Embleton has been chief executive and chairman of IAG Cargo since 2017. Prior to that, she held numerous senior roles at IAG's British Airways including managing director at Gatwick, director of strategy and chairman of BA CityFlyer.

IAG Chief Executive Statement

IAG chief executive Luis Gallego stated, "I would like to thank Donal Moriarty for his work as interim chief executive. He has done an excellent job during the most challenging year in Aer Lingus's history.


"Lynne has huge experience within the group. At IAG Cargo, she has led the company as it adapted rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic and has made significant progress in digitally transforming the business. I'm confident that she has the skills to lead Aer Lingus through the pandemic and enable it to emerge in a strong competitive position in the future."

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