TBI-abertis airports has announced that Cardiff International Airport’s new Managing Director will be Patrick Duffy.Mr. Duffy, 35, has a strong leadership and business development track record in commercial operations, including in retail, and visitor-and-tourism destinations, both in the UK and Ireland.
Resident in the Vale of Glamorgan for over five years, Patrick has recently been undertaking a Masters of Business Administration degree at Cardiff University’s Business School following his role as Managing Director of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s sales division.
He comments: “I am thrilled to be appointed by TBI-abertis airports as Managing Director at Cardiff International Airport. I believe there are tremendous long term prospects for Wales’ national airport, and look forward to working with the entire team at the airport, with our colleagues in TBI-abertis airports, and with all those in business and public life who can share in the benefits of a strong international airport.”
Mr. Duffy was born in Ireland and is married to Bridgend-born Rhian. They have two children.
Carlos del R’o, Chief Executive of TBI-abertis airports, commented: “The company’s investment in Cardiff International Airport has facilitated strong growth in traffic, with a record 2.1 million passengers using the facility in 2007. Patrick will take the airport forward in a rapidly changing marketplace, with the objective of meeting the travelling needs and aspirations of Wales and the West.”