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Dublin Airport Authority appoints new CEO

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has appointed Kevin Toland as the company’s new CEO.

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has appointed Kevin Toland as the company’s new CEO.

Toland, 47, joins DAA from Glanbia, where he currently is Chief Executive and President of Glanbia USA & Global Nutritionals, based in Chicago, Illinois.

A native of Navan, Co Meath, Ireland, Toland has been a member of the Board of Glanbia plc since 2003.

He replaces Declan Collier, who concluded his term in April, after which he joined London City Airport as CEO.

DAA chairman, Pádraig Ó Ríordáin, said: "Kevin is exactly the right leader for DAA.

"He combines pragmatic, effective management with strategic purpose and has a remarkable track record of success.

"We are very fortunate to have secured an executive of Kevin’s ability and international experience to drive the company forward, not just for the benefit of DAA, but for the benefit of the Irish economy as a whole."

Toland said he was honoured to have been selected for the role.

He added: "I am delighted to get the opportunity to lead one of Ireland's iconic companies and to contribute to its continued successful development at home and internationally. 

"DAA has a pivotal role to play in the national economic recovery and I am greatly looking forward to returning home and working closely with the entire DAA team and all stakeholders to fulfil this goal."

Toland will take up the position on January 1, 2013, and his appointment is for a seven-year term.

In making the announcement, Ó Ríordáin paid strong tribute to Oliver Cussen, the current interim CEO as well as former CEO Collier. 

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