Dalton Philips, the chief executive sacked by Wm Morrison in 2015, has re-emerged in his native Ireland in the top job at the Dublin Airport Authority. He will take up the role on 2 October, succeeding Kevin Toland, whose departure was announced in May.
Besides Morrisons, Mr Philips previously worked for U.S. retail giant Walmart and Loblaw, Canada’s leading retailer. “I trust that Cork Airport will remain very high in DAA’s priorities”, said the Fine Gael Senator. He later joined the Weston family as chief executive of Brown Thomas before becoming chief operating officer for the group’s Canadian business, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
It is thought that as DAA boss Philips will be focusing on delivering a second runway for Dublin airport.
Among other roles, he is a senior advisor to The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consultancy. I’m delighted to take up this role after a long career overseas and am looking forward to working with daa’s strong and ambitious team as well as all the key stakeholders. I very much want to see the continued growth of Cork Airport continue under Mr Philips’ term.
It also owns Cork Airport, where passenger numbers increased by 8% to 2.2 million previous year.