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Anne Nolan


Anne was Chief Executive of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association Ltd. from 1994-2014. Anne qualified as a pharmacist in 1982 and became a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland in 1983. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University College, Dublin in October 1993 and in recent years has completed a number of modules in the Director Development Programme at the Centre for Corporate Governance, UCD.

She was formerly a member of the Irish Medicines Board and the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. Anne has also served on European  Pharmaceutical Association Boards and the Irish Food Safety Authority.

Anne is also a part-time lecturer (subject: management science) in the School of Pharmacy, Trinity College, Dublin.


Marie Bradley

Marie Bradley is Managing Director of Bradley Tax Consulting.She has broad experience in advising personal and corporate clients in the areas of Irish and international corporate acquisitions, reconstructions and reorganisations and foreign direct investment into Ireland. She previously worked in the taxation departments of PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG

She is a graduate of UCD (B Comm and MAcc), a fellow of the Irish Tax Institute and Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Eamonn Brennan

Chief Executive

Eamonn Brennan is Chief Executive of the Irish Aviation Authority with responsibility for the Safety and Security Regulation of Irish Civil Aviation and the provision of Air Navigation Services in Irish Controlled Airspace, North Atlantic Communications and Air Traffic Control at the major Irish Airports.

Mr. Brennan was the Commercial Director of the Authority prior to his appointment as Chief Executive in 2003.

He was educated at St. Joseph's College and University College Galway where he graduated with a B. Comm.  He subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant.  He then worked for a decade in executive and consulting roles in Ireland, UK, Malta and in South East Asia, mainly in the travel, aviation and tourism industries.  He has an avid interest in aviation and has held a private pilot's licence and has enjoyed flying in Ireland, the UK, Europe and Malaysia.

As well as being a member of the Board of the IAA, Mr. Brennan is also a member of the Board of Aireon, a joint venture between the IAA, Iridium Communications Inc., Nav Canada, ENAV (Italy), and Naviair (Denmark), which was established to launch the world’s first satellite based air traffic surveillance system from 2017.  He is also a member of the Board of Entry Point North, an international provider of Air Traffic Controller training services, in partnership with Naviair, LFV (Sweden) and Avinor (Norway).

He was Chairman of the Eurocontrol Chief Executive's Standing Conference 2004-2006 and Chairman of the Air Navigation Services Board of Eurocontrol 2006-2007.

He was a member of the Executive Board of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) from 2005 to 2011 and served as Global Deputy Chairman and Chairman for various periods.

He also served as Chairman of the COOPANS ATM Systems Group (Denmark, Sweden, Austria and Croatia) until 2010.


Ernie Donnelly

Ernie Donnelly has operational responsibility for the Authority's SAFA (Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft) programme and represents the Authority on the EASA SAFA steering group and attends the EU Commission Air Safety Committee.He has extensive experience in the regulatory and safety oversight of airline operators and general aviation in Ireland, and has spent considerable time engaged in the airworthiness certification of Irish registered aircraft operated overseas under lease agreements by Irish based aircraft leasing companies.

He lectures on Continuing Airworthiness Management on IAA sponsored programmes and has been a member of the Services and Enterprises Divisional Executive Committee of IMPACT.

Ernie started his career with Aer Lingus in 1976 and qualified as a licensed engineer in 1982. He joined the Air Navigation Service Office of the Department of Transport in 1989 as an Aeronautical Inspector and transferred to the IAA on its establishment in 1994.


Pascal Fitzgerald

Pascal Fitzgerald is a publican in Co. Clare and has been involved in the hospitality industry for a number of years. Pascal has served as a public representative in Clare County Council from 2004-2014. During his tenure, Pascal sat on a number of Strategic Policy Committees; on the Boards of Management in Vocational Education Committees; and was also a member of the Joint Policing Committee for County Clare. 

He was Chairman of the Twinning Committee of Clare County Council, which involved collaborating with Newery & Mourne and the Scottish Isles and promoting tourism and events in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Ireland. He has gained vast experience engaging with other local County Councils within and outside the State.


Basil Geoghegan

Basil Geoghegan is a partner at PJT Partners. He previously was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup and a solicitor at Slaughter and May.

He is a Scholar of, and holds an LL.B from, Trinity College, Dublin and an LL.M. from the European University Institute, Florence

He is a Patron of the Ireland Fund of Great Britain.


Michael Norton

Michael Norton graduated from UCD with a B.Comm degree after which he was awarded the first Dr. Dempsey Fellowship by Aer Lingus to train as a Chartered Accountant. He became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1979.

He has held senior executive management positions in the aviation industry in Europe, Middle and Far East, the Caribbean and Africa.

He was a founder and then Chief Financial Officer for a number of years with Dubai based Emirates Airlines.


Geoffrey O'Byrne White

Geoffrey O'Byrne-White was appointed to the Board of the Irish Aviation Authority in December 2010.

Mr O'Byrne-White has over 30 years experience in the aviation industry. He started his career as a pilot with the Irish Air Corps and advanced to the position of head of operations for the Government Air Transport Service in 1985. From there he moved to PARC Group, becoming Director of PARC Aviation and establishing and growing the Maintenance and Consultancy divisions.

He was the Chief Executive of CityJet. from 2000 to 2010 and during his time with the airline it grew from operating with five BAe146 jet aircraft to a fleet of 45 aircraft flying to most of the major cities in Europe. Mr. O'Byrne-White is currently involved in Pilot Training.


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