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Dublin Port chief to step down

[ February 25, 2022   //   ]

Dublin Port chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly is to leave the company at the end of August. During his 12 year tenure, the port’s volumes have grown by a quarter and profits by more than one-third

He also changed the strategic direction of the company with the Masterplan 2040 blueprint. He has overseen capital investment of €500 million in infrastructure and there is now a pipeline of projects and finance in place to allow development to continue to bring Dublin Port towards its ultimate capacity by 2040, said the port.

The Board is now recruiting a new chief executive.

Chairman of Dublin Port Company, Jerry Grant, said: “I and the Board are very sorry to see Eamonn depart. We are very grateful to him for his professionalism since taking on the role in 2010 and we wish him every success in the next phase of his career.

“Eamonn has made a great contribution to Dublin Port over the past twelve years and has built up a top-class management team to continue the work of Masterplan 2040 in the coming years.

“The position of Chief Executive of Dublin Port is both challenging and exciting and our challenge now is to ensure that the recruitment process that has commenced will attract a strong field of candidates, leading to the appointment of a worthy successor.”

Eamonn O’Reilly added: “When I took the job in 2010, I did not envisage that I would still be here twelve years later. I have relished every day of my time in Dublin Port and enjoyed the challenge of developing and implementing Masterplan 2040. Having gone through Brexit and with all three Masterplan projects up and running – two under construction – it’s the right time for me to move on.

“At this stage, Dublin Port is well resourced in terms of plans, finance and people to maintain the momentum needed to deliver the additional cargo handling capacity that is required and to consolidate the revived relationship between the Port and the City. I will leave Dublin Port with great memories of the colleagues and friends I have worked with both in the Port itself and in local docklands communities.”