Collier to join LCY; remains ACI EUROPE President
It has been announced that ACI EUROPE President Declan Collier is to leave his position as CEO of Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and take up a new role as Chief Executive of London City Airport in early 2012. He informed the DAA Board that he would not seek to renew his current contract, which expires in early April 2012.
Collier has been in his role at the DAA since April 2005. His tenure has seen the successful delivery of the €1.2 billion capital investment programme at Dublin Airport, including the opening of the flagship new Terminal 2 last year, which has significantly improved the customer experience. He has also overseen implementation of an innovative non-aeronautical revenues strategy.
“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,” said Collier. “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.”
He added: “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 (current CEO) and his team.”
Collier will remain ACI EUROPE President for the full term of office, in accordance with the terms of Board membership and Presidency as per the ACI EUROPE Statutes.