Published on September 5th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


daa Appoints Catherine Gubbins As Interim Chief Executive Officer

daa is have announced the appointment of Catherine Gubbins as Interim Chief Executive Officer, while the process to recruit a new permanent CEO continues. This follows the departure of Dalton Philips to take up a new role as Chief Executive Officer of Greencore Group plc.

daa said they are making good progress in the recruitment of a new permanent CEO. While that process continues, the full responsibilities of CEO transfer to Catherine Gubbins in the interim. In this capacity, she will also become an ex officio member of the daa plc Board of Directors.

Catherine Gubbins joined daa in December 2014 as Group Financial Controller. She was appointed Director of Finance and became a member of daa’s Executive Management Team in April 2019. She was appointed as Group Chief Financial officer in February of last year.

Before moving to daa, Catherine was a Senior Manager in the Assurance and Business Advisory function of PwC Ireland, having worked in the professional services firm for more than 16 years.

She has a primary degree in Law and Accounting from the University of Limerick and a Master of Accounting degree from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Catherine is a former Chairperson of the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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