Declan Collier – Chief Executive, London City Airport

Declan Collier joined London City Airport as Chief Executive Officer in March 2012. Prior to his appointment, he was Chief Executive of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and Chairman of Aer Rianta International (ARI) since April 2005. During this time he oversaw the successful delivery of a £1.0 billion capital investment programme to modernise the aviation gateways to Ireland, a successful expansion of the DAA’s international airports business and growth in the financial performance of the group.

Prior to joining the DAA, Declan worked with ExxonMobil, where he held a range of senior management and executive positions in Ireland and the UK. In his last role at ExxonMobil, he had responsibility for the management of a number of key global businesses in the alternative fuels sector, in addition to the management of the company’s European district heating businesses.

He is the President of the World Board of Airports Council International (ACI), the representative body of airports worldwide and Past President of Airports Council International (ACI) (Europe) the representative body for European airports. He serves on the Board of the Airport Operators Association (AOA) UK, the representative body of UK airports.

He is a Council member of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and is a Board director of London First.

He is a Non-Executive Director of Allied Irish Banks Group UK Ltd (AIB) where he is Chair of the Remuneration Committee. He was a Non-Executive Director of Allied Irish Banks, plc from January 2009 until August 2012.

He is Chairman of the Dublin Theatre Festival and Chairman of the Irish Theatre Trust.

A native of Dublin, he has a Masters Degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin.