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Port Of Cork Announces Appointment Of New Chief Executive

By Dave Simpson
Port Of Cork Announces Appointment Of New Chief Executive

The Port of Cork Company has announced that it has appointed Eoin McGettigan as its new chief executive.

McGettigan, who is replacing Brendan Keating who recently retired after serving as Port of Cork's CEO for 18 years, will begin serving as the company's chief executive on October 1.

His term as CEO will last five years.

McGettigan has previously worked in a number of senior executive roles in retail, wholesale and property businesses. His previous work experience includes positions as chief executive of Supervalu Centra, director of Dunnes Stores and director of Reox Holdings PLC.

Port Of Cork Chairman Statement

Port of Cork  chairman John Mullins stated, "Brendan Keating made an outstanding contribution to the port as chief executive since 2002. Brendan has seen the port's strategic development plan fully recognised - the acquisition of Belvelly Port Facility (formerly Marino Point), the Inner Harbour Development at Bantry Bay Port Company, the marked increase in cruise business and the commencement of construction of the €86 million Cork Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy which will future proof the port. I have no doubt that Eoin will now take these projects and the business forward to further enable our growing economy.


"Eoin brings with him a wealth of senior executive experience, excellent leadership skills and an integral knowledge of modern supply chains and logistics. He joins the port at a strategic and exciting time for the company and the southern region. The board and all in the port company wish him every success."

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