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Aer Lingus` Acting Group Chief Executive To Take Up New Appointment With Bank Of Ireland

Aer Lingus today announced the resignation of its acting Group Chief Executive, Mr John O`Donovan to take up the position of Group Chief Financial Officer - Designate in Bank of Ireland.

Commenting on Mr O`Donovan`s decision, Aer Lingus Group Chairman, Mr Tom Mulcahy, said he would be a great loss to the airline.
Mr Mulcahy said: “John O`Donovan has made a major contribution to the development of Aer Lingus in the seven years since he joined the company. On behalf of his colleagues I would like to pay tribute to his dedication and commitment over the years and to wish him well in his future career.”

Because of John O`Donovan`s imminent departure from the company, Mr Mulcahy has appointed Mr Larry Stanley, currently Alliance and Strategy Director with Aer Lingus to the position of acting Group Chief Executive pending a permanent appointment to the position. In the interim Mr Stanley will take charge of the development of the measures necessary to respond to the deteriorating trading position following the tragic events in the United States last week.