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
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.
Michael Upton, Head of Investment & Corporate Resources
Michael joined ARI in 1996 and currently has responsibility for corporate headquarters in Shannon, the company’s operations in Russia and Ukraine, and for commercial evaluation of global business development opportunities. He has held a variety of senior management roles within ARI including airport investments and has also represented ARI on a number of joint venture boards in the UK, Germany and Russia. A certified accountant, he previously worked with the Kentz Group, IMT, a Shannon-based financial services company, and KPMG.
Antoinette Quinn, Head of Human Resources