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Michael Cawley Appointed Head Of NTDA

Published on May 2 2014 8:33 AM in General Industry

Michael Cawley Appointed Head Of NTDA

The National Tourism Development Authority has appointed Michael Cawley as its CEO.

Cawley in the past has worked for Peugeot and Citroën Motors, and has been the Ryanair Deputy CEO. 

He will be replacing Redmond O Donoghue, who vacated the role last September.

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, stated "I’m delighted to nominate a chairman of the calibre of Michael Cawley and I think he is an ideal fit for Fáilte Ireland. Michael played a pivotal role in Ryanair over the last two decades and helped it to become one of the world’s leading airlines."

In accordance with Ireland's political reform programme, Mr Cawley’s appointment will take effect following an appearance at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications.

He has been appointed for a five-year term in accordance with Section 14 of the National Tourism Development Authority Act, 2003.

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