Friday 15 December 2017

Knock chairman Scollan resigns

Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

KNOCK Airport chairman Liam Scollan is to resign after 11 years with the airport, it was announced yesterday.

Mr Scollan (53) has served in a variety of roles, including managing director between 2002 and 2009, and most recently as chairman of the airport's operating company for the past four years.

The airport has expanded during his tenure with more than 25 UK and European destinations. Last year was the busiest in its history with more than 685,000 passengers.

Mr Scollan said the time was right to move on.

"I have given 11 years of leadership to the airport and was very fortunate to oversee tremendous growth," he said.

"I have always believed there is a time to move on in life and hand over to other capable people. I look forward to putting fresh energy and leadership into new ventures in the period ahead."

The Board of Ireland West Airport paid tribute to Mr Scollan, saying he had worked tirelessly during his tenure to position the airport as a key, strategic infrastructure asset for the region.

Prior to joining Ireland West Airport, Mr Scollan was chief executive of the Western Development Commission for four years, and prior to that held senior positions in economic development in the UK.

He now plans to pursue a number of business development activities.

Irish Independent

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