Published on January 27th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
Emerald Welcomes Industry Veterans to the Board
Emerald Airlines has announced three new additions to its Board of Directors, comprising industry veterans Christopher Buckley, a former Senior Airbus Executive, Jane O’Callaghan, a Seasoned Dublin-based aircraft leasing executive & Chief Commercial Officer of AMCK Aviation and John Higgins, a former President and Chief Commercial Officer at Avolon, who will join existing board members Conor McCarthy and Anne Townsend. The three new Directors, who are also investors in the airline, will assist the existing Board and the Emerald leadership team in setting strategy, agreeing on annual Budgets and oversight of results, and ensuring that Emerald Airlines is managed to the highest standards of corporate governance. In addition, they will have an active role in the airline’s Safety, Security & Compliance Review Board.
Emerald Airlines and Aer Lingus recently announced their accelerated plans for the launch of regional routes. The flights operated under a franchise agreement by Emerald Airlines will commence on 26th February as Aer Lingus Regional with the Dublin-Donegal route being the first new route for the airline. This will result in Emerald Airlines flying over 360 flights per week across 12 routes, with further route announcements to be made in the coming weeks.
Commenting on the announcement, Conor McCarthy Founder and CEO of Emerald Airlines said: “I am delighted to welcome Chris, Jane, and John, all seasoned aviation experts, to the Emerald Airlines Board. Their decades of experience in dealing with airlines all over the world, including many of today’s most successful airlines, combined with their extensive knowledge and contacts within the aviation industry, puts us in an extremely strong position when it comes to strategy-setting and maintaining a strong culture of governance at the airline”.