On the move: appointments update 19.10.17

Appointments, Business | Thu 19 Oct | Author – Business & Finance
Killian Nolan, Head of Business Development & Marketing, Independent Trustee Company

In association with Next Generation, Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments at Ryanair, Independent News & Media, MSD Animal Health Ireland and Independent Trustee Company.

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Peter Bellew

Peter Bellew, Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Ryanair announced that Peter Bellew would rejoin Ryanair as Chief Operations Officer.

Mr Bellew who is currently the CEO of Malaysia Airlines will take over responsibility for all Ryanair’s flight operations, ground operations and engineering but with a specific responsibility for pilot production, training and career development with a mission to ensure that the pilot rostering failure which Ryanair suffered in early September will never be repeated.

He will join Ryanair on Friday, 1 December. He previously worked in Ryanair latterly as Director Flight Operations.

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said: “We are pleased to welcome Peter back to Ryanair. Having worked previously in a senior role in our Operations team, Peter has an unrivalled knowledge of our business model and how we maintain controlled growth, with industry-leading punctuality, for the benefit of our customers and our people. Peter will lead a significant transformation in the way we reward and interact with our pilots, improve their working environment and career development over the coming years as we grow the fleet to some 600 aircraft and expand our traffic, at lower fares, to 200 million customers per annum.”

Peter Bellew said: “I am excited to return home to Ryanair and take up the challenge to grow the operation sustainably. I look forward to working with all the team and all the crews I know so well to further develop our growth to 600 aircrafts over the next 6 years.”

Michael Doorly, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr Len O’Hagan, Senior Independent Director
Mary Gallagher, Company Secretary
Independent News & Media (INM)

Independent News & Media (INM) announces the appointment of Michael Doorly as a Director and CEO of the company. Dr Len O’Hagan has been appointed as Senior Independent Director and Mary Gallagher has been appointed as Company Secretary.

INM’s Chairman, Leslie Buckley, said: “I am very pleased on behalf of the board, and the company, that we are making this important announcement. I wish Len O’Hagan, Michael Doorly and Mary Gallagher every success in their new roles.”

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Fergal Morris

Fergal Morris, General Manager
MSD Animal Health Ireland

MSD Animal Health Ireland has announced that Seamus Maguire is to retire from his position as General Manager at the end of 2017. The company has announced that Fergal Morris, currently head of the MSD Animal Health Ireland Ruminants Business Unit, will take over as General Manager on 1 January, 2018.

Fergal Morris holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from UCD and an MBA from the UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School.

He joined MSD Animal Health in the UK in 1998.


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Killian Nolan

Killian Nolan, Head of Business Development & Marketing
Independent Trustee Company

Independent Trustee Company has announced the appointment of Killian Nolan to the position of Head of Business Development & Marketing.

Killian previously held the position of Head of Investments and Key Accounts with Rabobank for ten years and Investment Manager at the NCB Group for six years.