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New Chairman For CAA

05 November 2008

November 5, 2008

The Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, yesterday announced the appointment of Gerry Walsh as the new Chairman of the Cork Airport Authority (CAA) following the resignation of Joe Gantly earlier this year. Mr Walsh is a former Chief Executive Officer of An Bord Gáis.

Speaking yesterday, the Minister said: “I am very happy today to announce the appointment of Gerry Walsh as Chairman of the Cork Airport Authority. Gerry has an outstanding track record at a senior executive level in business in Ireland over many years. I know that he will bring the same levels of skill, energy and enthusiasm that he demonstrated in his previous work to the challenging field of aviation.”

Minister Dempsey also announced the appointments of Dick Lehane and Annette McNamara to fill two other vacancies on the board of the Authority.

Mr Lehane is a former CEO of EMC2 in Ovens, County Cork while Ms McNamara is Assistant Principal of Scoil Muire Gan Smál, Blarney, County Cork.

Minister Dempsey added: “I know that both Mr. Lehane and Ms. McNamara will bring different skill sets to the work of the board of the CAA and that together with Gerry Walsh they will make very valuable contributions to the future of Cork Airport.”

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