Minister welcomes appointment of Dalton Philips as Chief Executive of daa

Thursday 31 August 2017

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD has today welcomed the appointment of Mr. Dalton Philips as Chief Executive of daa by the company’s Board.

Minister Ross said:  “I wish to congratulate Dalton Philips on being appointed as the new CEO of the daa.  Mr. Philips takes over the reins at a very important time for the daa Group which includes Dublin Airport, Cork Airport, ARI and daaI.  Dublin Airport in particular is experiencing unprecedented levels of growth.  In 2016 Dublin was the fastest growing major airport in Europe as its passenger traffic increased by more than 11% to 28 million.   Growth of this magnitude has implications for the infrastructure at the Airport, in particular delivery of a second parallel runway.  This will be a priority for the new CEO, as ensuring the provision of adequate capacity at Dublin Airport will be a key enabler for Irish economic growth for decades to come and is an essential element of national infrastructure.  Mr. Philips' extensive international experience and skill set will be key in leading the Company into the future.

I am sure Mr. Dalton will face many other challenges, including Brexit in his role as CEO of this very important State Company.  I wish him all the best in his endeavours.”

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Kevin Toland for his dedication and commitment to the daa during his stewardship of the Company and for his many achievements growing the business. I wish him every success in his new role with Aryzta.”

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