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    Pádraig Ó Ríordáin

    Pádraig Ó Ríordáin was appointed Chairman in January 2012. Pádraig is a Corporate Partner in Arthur Cox, the leading Irish law firm, where he served as managing partner from 2003 to 2011. In 2009, he was named European Managing Partner of the Year and in 2012 was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Managing Partners’ Forum. He studied law in the National University of Ireland and Harvard Law School and has practised in New York and Dublin. He is a non-executive director of Paddy Power and of TVC Holdings.

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    Kevin Toland

    Kevin Toland became Chief Executive of daa in January 2013. Prior to joining the company, Toland was Chief Executive and President of Glanbia USA & Global Nutritionals, based in Chicago, Illinois. Previous roles at Glanbia, which he joined in 1999, included Group Development Director, Chief Executive of Consumer Foods and Director of Strategy and Marketing. Before joining Glanbia, he held a number of senior management positions with Coca Cola Bottlers in Russia and with Grand Metropolitan in Ireland and Central Europe. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and holds a Diploma in Applied Finance from the Irish Management Institute.

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    Niall Greene
    Niall Greene was appointed to the Board in July 2012.  His career in aviation started in Aer Lingus and encompassed senior positions in GPA Group and GECAS.  He was chair of the Youth Employment Agency and of the Council of AnCO in the 1980s. He is a member of the Board of the Institute of International and European Affairs and serves on the boards of a number of aviation finance related companies and of not-for-profit organisations in the Limerick area.  He holds LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Limerick.
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    Patricia King
    Patricia King was appointed to the Board in July 2012. She is Vice President of the trade union SIPTU and has served as a board member of the RTE Authority and the National Roads Authority.
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    John Lynch
    John Lynch was appointed to the Board in February 2012. He heads the Europe and African marketing operations at aircraft leasing company BBAM and is managing director at its Zurich office. He was part of the management team at BBAM which successfully completed an MBO of Babcock & Brown’s aircraft leasing business in 2010. Before joining BBAM, he spent 12 years in various senior executive positions at Babcock & Brown. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he holds an MBA from University College Dublin.
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    Colm McCarthy
    Colm McCarthy was appointed to the Board in February 2012. He is a lecturer in economics at University College Dublin. He previously worked at the Central Bank, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and with DKM Economic Consultants. He chaired the Irish government’s Review Group on State Assets and Liabilities and the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and the University of Essex.
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    Des Mullally
    Des Mullally was appointed to the Board in January 2014 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 2001. Des joined the company in 1983 and is the Retail Sales Support Manager at Dublin Airport. He is a member of the Impact trade union.
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    Barry Nevin
    Barry Nevin was first appointed to the Board in March 2005, reappointed in October 2009 and again in January 2014 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 2001. Barry joined the company in 1991 and works in the Airport Police and Fire Service at Dublin Airport. He is a member of the SIPTU trade union, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Worker Directors’ Group and the Dublin Airport Authority Group of Unions. He holds a law degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
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    Eric Nolan
    Eric Nolan was appointed to the Board in January 2014 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 2001. Eric joined the company in 2003 and works in the Airport Police and Fire Service at Cork Airport. He is a member of the SIPTU trade union as well as the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Worker Directors’ Group. 
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    Ann-Marie O'Sullivan
    Ann-Marie O’Sullivan was appointed to the Board in May 2013. A graduate of UCC and a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, Ann-Marie is a communications professional, providing strategic communications counsel to large and small organisations across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. She is a Director of H+A Marketing + PR and has served as Chairman of the Public Relations Consultants Association (Ireland). Ann-Marie is on the Board of the Cork Chamber of Commerce.
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    Paul Schütz
    Paul Schütz was appointed to the Board in July 2012. He is a former Chief Executive of Aer Arann and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the airline industry holding senior finance and general management roles with a number of different companies.
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    Denis Smyth
    Denis Smyth was appointed to the Board in January 2014 under the Worker Participation (State Enterprises) Acts, 1977 to 2001. Denis joined the company in 1979 and currently holds the position of Airport Duty Manager. He is a member of the SIPTU trade union and holds diplomas in Airport Operations Management and Security Management.
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    Gerry Walsh
    Gerry Walsh was originally appointed to the Board in November 2008 and reappointed in February 2012. He is an independent business advisor who provides strategic support to the boards and senior management teams of a number of Irish and international companies. As Chief Executive of Bord Gáis from 2000 to 2007 he led the transition of the company to an all-Ireland energy company providing both gas and electricity to customers throughout the island of Ireland. He is an engineering graduate of UCC.
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