Kevin Toland, chief executive of daa, the operator of Dublin and Cork airports in Ireland, will step down from his position later this year to become chief executive of Swiss food company Aryzta.
Toland joined daa in January 2013 after 14 years with Irish food and beverage company Glanbia. The daa board will now begin the process of identifying a new chief executive with immediate effect. Toland is currently serving a six-month notice period.
Pádraig Ó Ríordáin, chairman of the daa board, said, “Kevin has worked tirelessly and with great vision to redevelop strategically the management structure and business approach of the group, with compelling results.
“Under Kevin’s leadership, Dublin Airport was the fastest-growing major airport in Europe last year, Cork Airport is back to robust growth and our international businesses have expanded strongly. Kevin has contributed so much. We wish him every success in his new role and look forward to continuing to work closely with him over the remainder of his term.”
Toland said, “It has been an absolute honor to lead daa, and I will remain fully focused on the business in the months ahead. I have greatly enjoyed working with staff and management. I have learned so much from my time with daa and am so proud of the fantastic job that our staff do for our customers and passengers across the globe on a daily basis.”