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Ryanair’s financial chief set to stand down

Ryanair's chief financial officer and deputy chief executive Howard Millar will step down from the roles in December.

He will be replaced by Ryanair executive Neil Sorahan, who is currently a financial director at the airline.

Mr Millar's departure is the second high profile one from the airline in recent months.

Michael Cawley, who was chief operations officer and also deputy chief executive left the carrier earlier this year having joined it in 1997.

The airline announced yesterday that Mr Millar has decided to leave after 23 years with the company to pursue other opportunities.

He will remain as a non-executive director with Ryanair. Mr Cawley also remained as a non-executive director with the carrier.

"I sincerely thank Howard for his enormous contribution to Ryanair's successful growth over the last 23 years," said Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary.