Chief Executive

02 June 2017
19 June 2017
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time

daa operates Dublin and Cork airports in Ireland and has significant overseas businesses through its ARI and daa International subsidiaries. The Group’s core purpose is to connect Ireland with the world and its vision is to be an airport industry leader that will grow its business by delivering great service and value for airlines, passengers and business partners. Dublin and Cork airports are the two largest airports in the Republic of Ireland, welcoming a combined 30.1 million passengers in 2016. ARI is a leading international travel retailer, with operations in 10 countries and also holds the Group’s 20% stake in Düsseldorf Airport. daa International is an airport management and aviation advisory services business.

daa turnover in 2016 was €793 million, up 17% on 2015, and driven by growing passenger numbers, improved commercial income, and the impact of new overseas businesses. daa earnings in 2016 were EBITDA €247 million and profit after tax €108 million. The Group employs 3,300 people at its Irish airports and has a further 3,200 people working for its international businesses and joint ventures.

The Board of the daa wishes to recruit a new Chief Executive to lead the company through the next phase of its development, which includes the new North Runway at Dublin Airport.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing large-scale, commercial enterprise(s) that have an international dimension, a requirement for high levels of customer service and sustained infrastructural investment. 

As Chief Executive he/she will be accountable to the Board for managing, operating and developing the company.

The candidate will have the leadership skills to build a positive culture/environment, guide the executive team and to inspire and motivate the staff of the daa to deliver the company’s strategic plan for the benefit of all its stakeholders.

The candidate must be able to operate effectively within a highly-regulated business environment and commit to high standards of transparency and accountability.

Remuneration and conditions of employment for this position will be in accordance with established government guidelines.

daa is an equal opportunities employer.

Candidates should forward by email full career details in complete confidence, stating how they meet the requirements for this post, to Barry Herriott, Search and Selection. Click APPLY.

Tel +353 87 255 5500

Preferred latest date for receipt of completed applications is 19/06/17

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