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New Chief People Officer For daa

Pictured is Brian Drain, the newly appointed Chief People Officer at daa

daa has appointed Brian Drain as the company’s new Chief People Officer (CPO).

Mr Drain, who is currently General Manager Operations at Dublin Airport, will take over from Anna Pringle, who indicated last year that she was leaving her position for family reasons.

“I am delighted to welcome Brian as our new Chief People Officer,” said daa Chief Executive Dalton Philips.

“Brian brings extensive leadership experience to the role. He has been with the business for 28 years, since he joined the company as a graduate and has held a number of senior roles in our retail business ARI and in Dublin Airport.”

daa employs about 3,500 people in Ireland in Dublin and Cork Airports and at its travel retail business ARI. The group’s overseas retail and airport management businesses also employ more than 3,500 staff in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

Mr Drain holds an MSc in Management from Trinity College Dublin/IMI and a BA in Accounting & Finance from Dublin City University.