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New Chair Designate Of Board Of Shannon Airport Operator Shannon Group Appointed

By Dave Simpson
New Chair Designate Of Board Of Shannon Airport Operator Shannon Group Appointed

Shannon Airport operator Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine has welcomed the appointment of Conal Henry as the new chair designate of the board of Shannon Group, following the appointment's announcement Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD, according to a statement published on Shannon Group's website.


Henry is expected to be formally appointed as chair after appearance before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, according to the statement published on, which also noted that Henry has 15 years of experience at board level in both executive and non-executive positions, and that his career spans the aviation, telecoms, retail and banking industries.

Statement By Shannon Group CEO

The statement published on included a statement from Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine, in which she said, "I am pleased to welcome Mr Henry in his new role as Shannon Group chair. His vast experience across a range of commercial businesses including aviation, will be very valuable as we continue to drive our recovery and rebuild our business in the aftermath of the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We are committed to restoring our airport traffic and to building on our strong property investment strategy so that we can enhance our economic contribution to the mid-west region and nationally. We have already made significant strides in that direction, offering our passengers services to 26 destinations from Shannon Airport this summer.

"During the period of severe travel restrictions on aviation we took the opportunity to futureproof key elements of our airport infrastructure and continue our property investment strategy across our group campus. We have worked hard to improve the airport experience for all our customers. We are determined to do more, and I look forward to working with Mr Henry and the Board to maximise future opportunities."

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