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Management Team

Kevin Toland, Chairman


Jack MacGowan, Chief Executive Officer

Jack was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2011 having previously held the role of Chief Commercial Officer, DAA with responsibility for all commercial operations in Ireland including retail, car parks, marketing and property concessions. Prior to joining DAA in 2005, Jack worked with Tesco, first as Head of Marketing for Tesco Ireland and later as Non-Food Marketing Director in the UK.  An engineer by profession, Jack’s other career roles include marketing and general management positions at Diageo in the UK, USA, Russia and Greece and a period in the London office of business consultants, McKinsey & Company.

John Bolger, Regional Manager, North America & Caribbean

John rejoined ARI in 2009, having previously worked in senior financial and MIS roles for the company in Poland, Russia and Shannon between 1989 and 1995. His current area of responsibility includes retail operations at four airports across Canada and Barbados.  A Chartered Accountant, John’s career outside ARI has included senior financial positions in the sports retailing, mineral exploration, IT, private equity and tobacco sectors, the latter involving a five-year spell with British American Tobacco in Hungary and Poland.

Anthony Kenny, Head of Finance

Anthony joined the company in December 2012, having previously worked in DAA for 4 years as Head of Commercial Business Development and before that as Head of Commercial & Retail Finance. Anthony held senior management roles in Hagemeyer Ireland and Irish Continental Group., plc and qualified as a Chartered Accounting working for Deloitte.

Philip Eckles, Chief Executive Officer, ARIME

Philip, who has close to 20 years senior management experience in ARI, took on his current role as Chief Executive Officer, Aer Rianta International Middle East (ARIME) in 2010.  Based in Bahrain, ARIME is one of ARI’s most significant joint venture partnerships and manages retail interests at airports ranging  from Cyprus to India. Philip’s career with ARI has included periods as Operations Manager in Pakistan and England and General Manager in Ukraine and North America. He also served as Commercial Adviser to the company on a number of key projects in locations such as Birmingham in the UK and Sofia in Bulgaria.

Paul Neeson, Director Retail, ARI Ireland

A career retailer, Paul joined the company in 2000 and heads up ARI Ireland’s retail and food and beverage operations at Dublin, Shannon and Cork Airports.  He previously held a variety of senior management roles in Virgin Retail, including General Manager Ireland and Northern Europe and Regional Manager Central England.  

Ronan McArdle, Director of Business Development

Ronan was appointed Director of Business Development at ARI International in 2012 with responsibility for securing new concession contracts in the company’s focus markets.  He previously held a variety of senior management positions at CG Hotels the owner airport hotel properties at Dublin, Shannon & Cork, Punch Taverns plc (UK) and Bankers Trust Private Equity in London.

Antoinette Quinn, Head of Human Resources

Antoinette joined ARI in January 2012 as Head of Human Resources, she moved into ARI from DAA where she headed up the Group Business Partner Team.  Prior to this, Antoinette worked for Enterprise Ireland and The Irish Trade Board, where she led the Organisation Development team and was the HR Manager for Enterprise Irelands overseas offices in Asia, North America and Europe.

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