Declan Collier, the current CEO of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), has announced he will resign in April to take up the role of CEO at London City Airport.
Collier will replace Richard Gooding OBE, who is to step down from his position after 15 years as London City’s chief executive and join the board as a non-executive director.
Declan Collier joined the DAA as CEO in April 2005. During his time at the authority he has helped to deliver a €1.2 billion capital investment programme at Dublin Airport including its flagship new Terminal 2, which opened in late 2010 and which has moved Dublin airport into the top five airports within its peer group of 5-25mppa airports.
Peter Barrett, on behalf of the board of DAA, said: “We wish Declan every success in his new role, but are sorry to see him go as the company has been transformed under his stewardship over the past seven years.”
Collier is also a member of the World and European Boards of Airports Council International (ACI) and is currently President of ACI Europe.
He said that he was looking forward to his new role at London City Airport.
“I am really looking forward to my new role at London City, and to playing my part in the future growth and development of the airport following the great work carried out by Richard Gooding and his team,” he said.
“I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity of working at DAA during such an exciting and challenging time in its development and with such committed board members, management and staff.
“Despite the current difficult economic environment, I know that by delivering the facilities required for future growth and by rigorously managing its costs, DAA has a bright future ahead and I wish it every success.”
Roy Griffins, chairman of London City Airport, added: “We are delighted to have secured as our new CEO somebody of Declan Collier’s calibre and experience.
“He has led DAA through a transformational period in terms of its infrastructure and business culture.
“He is a respected voice within the aviation industry through his involvement with Airports Council International (ACI), where he is currently President, ACI Europe.”