The board and CEO of Shannon Chamber has welcomed the announcement that its president, Mary Considine, has been appointed CEO of Shannon Group plc for a period of seven years.
Chief executive Helen Downes, speaking on behalf of the board, said: “ Mary has been a board member of Shannon Chamber since November 2011 and president since April 2018, and in that period had demonstrated a dedication to Shannon and the wider Mid-West region, an innate knowledge of aviation and enterprise, and a determination to position Shannon and the region as an exemplary player and contributor to the Irish economy.
“With a location at Shannon Airport House, Shannon Chamber has witnessed first-hand the resurgence of the Shannon Free Zone since it came under the remit of Shannon Commercial Properties.
“The expanded portfolio of Shannon Heritage attractions beyond its original sphere of Bunratty, Knappogue and Dunguaire to now include Malahide Castle and Gardens, GPO Witness History Centre and Newbridge House and Farm bears testimony to the strength of capability within that arm of the Shannon Group.
“The growing aviation cluster at Shannon, being strengthened under the direction of the International Aviation Services Centre (IASC), to now include over 60 aviation and aerospace companies, is ensuring that Shannon’s historic link and internationally renowned position in world aviation is continued.
“Shannon Airport, the air connectivity gateway to the west of Ireland for both the enterprise and leisure sectors, is an important unit within Shannon Group’s portfolio and one which Ms Considine has expended tremendous energy on over the past months in seeking to expand its connectivity options and market share.
“Shannon Chamber looks forward to working with Ms Considine and her entire team at Shannon Group plc to ensure that the combined contributions that all parts of the Group make to the region’s and the country’s economy are fully recognised.”