Aer Lingus appoints Mannion to replace Walsh
Aer Lingus has completed its search for a chief executive to replace Willie Walsh by appointing Emirates president of group support services Dermot Mannion. Mannion, 47, who is an Irish national, will take up his position in August.
Chairman John Sharman applauds Mannion's "superb track record" at Emirates, and says he "fully appreciates and is committed to our strategy as a low-fares airline and will immediately address the priorities of driving productivity and extracting further cost out of the airline, as outlined in our business plan".
Mannion joined Emirates in 1987 as treasury manager. As finance director he led a $500 million bond issue and is a director of Sri Lankan Airlines.
MARK PILLING LONDON
Source: Airline Business