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Thursday 18 September 2014

Aer Lingus announces three posts to board

Published 12/11/2013 | 01:00

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Nigel Northridge

PADDY Power and Debenhams director Nigel Northridge is joining the board of Aer Lingus as a non-executive director.

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His appointment is one of three announced by the airline yesterday and comes as former O2 Ireland boss Danuta Gray and Thomas Moran step down at the end of the year.

Aer Lingus has also appointed John Hartnett as a non-executive director to its board. Mr Hartnett, from Limerick, is now based in Silicon Valley.

He's the founder and chief executive of SVG Partners and the founder and president of the Irish Technology Leadership Group. He also served on US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Northern Ireland Working Committee between 2009 and 2011.

Also joining the Aer Lingus board as a non-executive director is Nicolas Villen.

He is the former chief executive of Ferrovial Aeropuertos, the airport division of Spanish construction group Ferrovial and the single largest shareholder in London's Heathrow Airport, with a 25pc stake.

Irish Independent

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