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The Moodie Davitt High Flyers: Miriam Ryan on the importance of strategic thinking, leadership, outlook for the future and balancing priorities

Miriam Ryan

25 Oct 2023

In this month’s High Flyers’ column with The Moodie Davitt Report, ARI board member and  Chief Governance & Strategy Officer and Company Secretary at daa, Miriam Ryan, discusses her roles, sustainability, outlook for the future and lessons learned. 

As part of my role, I am responsible for strategy across the daa group, which consists of four business units – ARI, Dublin and Cork airports and daa International. It has always been important to us to diversify beyond the small open Irish economy and secure opportunities in other markets internationally to widen our reach. ARI plays a key role in delivering on that objective.

To encourage innovation it’s also key to have a safe environment so that there is support if things don’t work out as planned.

Miriam Ryan

ARI board member and Chief Governance & Strategy Officer and Company Secretary at daa

ARI opened the very first duty free shop in 1947. As an ambitious travel retailer based in Ireland, on the western periphery of Europe, ARI is now positioned at the centre of things from a global travel retail perspective.

Being owned by an airport operator, ARI has critical insights into what works and what doesn’t work from an airport operational perspective and what can be shared in other airport environments globally.

Its partnership approach is a critical part of its DNA and is geared towards having the best possible outcome for all the parties involved – taking shared learnings and being able to apply and adapt them to the environment that we are in.

To read the full article and find out more about Miriam’s view of sustainability , female leadership, and her legacy, please click here!

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