Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has announced his intention to appoint Conal Henry to the position of chairperson of Shannon Airport operator Shannon Group, according to a statement published on Gov.ie, which also said that Henry is expected to be formally appointed as chair following his appearance before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, which Minister Ryan hopes can be arranged at the earliest opportunity.
Statement By Minister Ryan
The statement published on Gov.ie included a statement from Minister Ryan that said, "Given the important role of Shannon Group to the economy of the mid-west region and nationally, I am pleased that Conal Henry is willing to accept the position of chairperson of Shannon Group. Conal has 15 years' experience at board level in both executive and non-executive positions and his career spans the aviation, telecoms, retail and banking sectors. I am confident that he will play a key role in leading Shannon Group in its continued recovery."
Statement By Minister Of State
The statement published on Gov.ie also included a statement from Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton that said, "Aviation, and Shannon Airport, is critically important to our economy, both directly and indirectly, particularly for the mid-west region. It is a key enabler of tourism and commerce, it connects businesses to suppliers and to customers, and it ever-facilitates and sustains our significant levels of foreign direct investment. I look forward to working closely with Conal in his new role and am confident of his ability to support Shannon Group as it emerges from the COVID-19 crisis."
Resignation Of Pádraig Ó Céidigh As Chairperson Of Shannon Group
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Minister Ryan also announced that he has accepted the resignation of Mr Pádraig Ó Céidigh as chairperson of Shannon Group plc, according to the statement published on Gov.ie, which also said that Ó Céidigh was appointed a chairperson of Shannon Group on 20 October 2021.
Additional Statement By Minister Ryan
The statement published on Gov.ie included an additional statement from Minister Ryan that said, "I have accepted the resignation of Mr Ó Céidigh and wish to thank him for his dedication and engagement as Chairperson of Shannon Group, particularly given these challenging times for the aviation sector. I would like to wish Mr Ó Céidigh the best with his future endeavours."
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