John Mullins announced as Port of Cork Chairman

John Mullins announced as Port of Cork Chairman

Friday 01 March 2013


JOHN MULLINS ANNOUNCED AS PORT OF CORK CHAIRMAN

Cork businessman John Mullins has been formally appointed as Chairman of the Port of Cork by the Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, T.D. today (1 March 2013) and will commence a five year term immediately.

Mullins was most recently Chief Executive of Bord Gáis Eireann, a role which he held for 5 years until he resigned in December 2012 to set up his own consultancy and to pursue other business interests.

Commenting on his appointment, John Mullins said “I am honoured with the trust placed in me by Minister Varadkar. I look forward to my new role as Chairman of the Port of Cork, particularly at this crucial period for the company as it advances proposals for new infrastructure required to service business for the next twenty years. I strongly believe that the Port of Cork is central to a brighter economic future for the Munster region and the Irish economy as a whole, given the value it brings in moving goods to market for both customers and businesses. As one of Ireland’s core ports, I will work to ensure that the Port of Cork continues to grow and improve competitiveness.”

Brendan Keating, Chief Executive of the Port of Cork said “John brings extensive experience to his role as Chairman and we are confident that he will provide excellent leadership for the port in the coming years. He will provide valuable assistance with the growth of the business and the development of port facilities as we consolidate our position as the premier port in the South of Ireland”.

John Mullins takes over as Port of Cork Chairman from Dermot O’Mahoney, whose term ended in September 2012.


ENDS

For further information, please contact:
Sinead Kavanagh
Port of Cork
021 4625375 / 086 3849974
skavanagh@portofcork.ie


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