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Gary McLean Named Dublin Airport Boss in Daa Management Shake-Up

Gary McLean has been appointed managing director of Dublin Airport.

Daa, which operates both Dublin and Cork airports, has also announced John Brennan as the new managing director of daa Labs – the group’s digital, innovation, business intelligence and IT division.

Mr McLean has been with daa since 1996, holding a number of senior leadership roles including general manager operations at Dublin Airport, and most recently deputy managing director of the airport.

Dublin Airport’s most recent managing director – Vincent Harrison – has taken up the role of daa’s chief commercial and development officer.

Kenny Jacobs, daa Group CEO said: “Gary will lead a strong Dublin Airport to successfully meet customer and passenger demands into the future, while continuing to deliver the best possible product for our employees, passengers, and customers. I know Gary will bring his invaluable experience and great leadership qualities to the role to drive and support the wider Dublin Airport team.”

Before taking up the new role of Managing Director, daa Labs, John Brennan served as Director of Operations at Dublin Airport and played a key role in transforming the passenger experience at the airport and delivering a better product through daa’s Better Dublin Airport programme this summer. He previously served as the Group’s Commercial Director.

“The new role of Managing Director of daa Labs is a key role for our business, and John Brennan will set our IT strategy to support daa’s business goals and oversee its successful implementation. John will be responsible for bringing complete focus to the seamless delivery of the digital service that our customers and passengers expect and demand and keeping the passenger front and centre. His skill set and knowledge of our operation will support and enhance the performance of the team,” Kenny Jacobs said. 

“I believe these two key appointments will bring better alignment across distinct functions and disciplines with shared objectives, faster decision making and a greater focus across our business on delivering our vision,” he added.

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Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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