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New chief for Port of Cork

[ September 17, 2020   //   ]

The Port of Cork Company has appointed Eoin McGettigan as chief executive, replacing Brendan Keating who has retired after 18 years. He takes up the position on 1 October 2020 for a term of five years.

McGettigan has spent the last decade providing strategic advice to a wide variety of companies and has held senior board positions in Musgrave as chief executive of Supervalu Centra, director of Dunnes Stores and director of Reox Holdings.

Port of Cork Company chairman John Mullins said: “Brendan Keating made an outstanding contribution to the port as chief executive since 2002. Brendan has seen the port’s strategic development plan fully recognised: the acquisition of Belvelly port facility (formerly Marino Point), the inner harbour development at Bantry Bay Port Company, the marked increase in cruise business and the commencement of construction of the €86 million Cork Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy which will future proof the port. I have no doubt that Eoin will now take these projects and the business forward to further enable our growing economy.”

He added: ‘Eoin brings with him a wealth of senior executive experience, excellent leadership skills and an integral knowledge of modern supply chains and logistics. He joins the port at a strategic and exciting time for the company and the Southern region. The board and all in the Port company wish him every success.”

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