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Declan Fitzpatrick Appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer for Aviation Regulator

18 Oct 2022
Declan FitzpatrickThe Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has announced the appointment of Declan Fitzpatrick as Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Aviation Regulator. This appointment follows the decision of the current Aviation Regulator CEO, Diarmuid Ó Conghaile, to leave the IAA at the end of October to take up a new role as Managing Director of Wizz Air Malta.

Declan Fitzpatrick has 16 years’ experience with the IAA and is currently Director of Regulatory Performance and Innovation. He will work with Diarmuid Ó Conghaile on a transitional hand-over process and will assume the full responsibilities of the Interim role on the latter’s departure. 

The process to recruit a new Aviation Regulator / CEO on a permanent basis is on-going. 

* Diarmuid Ó Conghaile is outgoing Aviation Regulator / CEO Designate of the IAA. He announced his decision to resign his role as IAA Aviation Regulator / CEO Designate in early August.