Mr Stan McCarthy

Mr Stan McCarthy (Non Exec Chairman)

Stan McCarthy was appointed as a director of Ryanair in May 2017 and Chairman in June 2020. Mr. McCarthy was the Chief Executive of Kerry Group Plc from January 2008 to September 2017. Mr. McCarthy joined Kerry Group in 1976 and worked in a number of finance roles before being appointed as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in the USA in 1991, as President of Kerry North America in 1996 and as a Director of Kerry Group in 1999. He is an Irish citizen.

Ms Louise Phelan

Ms Louise Phelan (Non Exec SID)

Louise Phelan has served as a director of Ryanair since December 2012 and Senior Independent Director since June 2020. Ms. Phelan was VP for PayPal Global Operations Europe Middle East and Africa until March 2019 and joined Payal in 2006. Prior to this she was a member of the Senior Management team for GE Money, a division of General Electric (GE), which specialises in small ticket lending for a client base comprising both consumers and commercial customers. Louise is also a member of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, CCMA Ireland, the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) and the International Women’s Forum and is an Irish citizen.

Ms Roisin Brennan

Ms Roisin Brennan (Non Exec)

Roisin Brennan was appointed as a non-executive director of Ryanair in May 2018. Roisin is a Chartered Accountant and former Chief Executive of IBI Corporate Finance Ltd where she had extensive experience advising public companies in Ireland. She is currently a non-executive director of Coillte DAC, Musgrave Group plc and Dell Bank International DAC having previously been a non-executive Director of DCC plc from 2005 until 2016 She is an Irish citizen.

Mr Michael Cawley

Mr Michael Cawley (Non Exec)

Michael Cawley was appointed as a non-executive director of Ryanair in August 2014. Michael had served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Ryanair from 2003 to March 2014  and before that as Ryanair’s Chief Financial Officer and Commercial Director from 1997. Michael also holds directorships in Paddy Power PLC and in Kingspan Group PLC. Prior to joining Ryanair, Michael was Group Finance Director of Gowan Group Limited, one of Ireland’s largest private companies and the main distributor for Peugeot and Citroen automobiles in Ireland. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He is an Irish citizen.

Ms Emer Daly

Ms Emer Daly (Non Exec)

Emer Daly has served as a director of Ryanair since December 2017. Ms Daly is currently Board Chairman at RSA Insurance Ireland DAC, is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Permanent TSB Group Holdings plc and of Chetwood Financial Limited, and who previously served as a Director of Payzone Plc and held senior roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers and AXA Insurance for over 20 years. She is an Irish citizen.

Mr Howard Millar

Mr Howard Millar (Non Exec)

Howard Millar was appointed as a non-executive director of Ryanair in August 2015.  Howard had served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to December 2014 and before that as Ryanair’s Director of Finance from 1993.  Howard is Chairman of BDO Ireland and a member of Irelandia Aviation’s advisory board.  Howard is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.  He is an Irish citizen.

Mr R.A. (Dick) Milliken

Mr R.A. (Dick) Milliken (Non Exec)

Dick Milliken has served as a director of Ryanair since July 2013. Mr. Milliken is a former CFO of the Almac Group and CEO Lamont plc. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mr. Milliken serves as a director of Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank, NI Science Park Foundation and a number of private companies. Mr. Milliken is a graduate of Queens University Belfast, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and former Council member and is a British citizen.

Mr Mike O’Brien

Mr Mike O’Brien (Non Exec)

Mike O’Brien was appointed as a non-executive director of Ryanair in May 2016.

Capt O’Brien has a long and distinguished career in the aviation industry having just retired as Head of Flight Operations with the Maltese Civil Aviation Authority whom he joined in 2001, having previously served for 10 years as the Head of Operations Standards with the Irish Aviation Authority. Capt O’Brien also served 4 years as the Chief Pilot and Flight Ops Manager of Ryanair from 1987 to 1991.

Mr Michael O’Leary

Mr Michael O’Leary (Exec)

Michael O’Leary has served as a director of Ryanair since 1988 and a director of Ryanair Holdings since July 1996. He was appointed chief executive officer of Ryanair in 1994.

Ms Julie O’Neill

Ms Julie O’Neill (Non Exec)

Julie O’Neill is a non-executive director at Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline. She served as Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Ireland from 2002 to 2009. During that time she delivered a successful IPO for the part-privatisation of Aer Lingus and oversaw the setting up of the Dublin Airport Authority to provide the basis for the subsequent independence of Shannon Airport. In a career that spanned 37 years in the Irish public service, she worked in strategic policy development and implementation in eight Government Departments.

Mr Stan McCarthy (a)(b)63Non Exec Chairman
Ms Louise Phelan (a)(b)54Non Exec SID
Ms Roisin Brennan (c)(e)56Non Exec
Mr Michael Cawley (a)(e)66Non Exec
Ms Emer Daly (c)57Non Exec
Mr Mike O'Brien (d)77Non Exec
Mr Howard Millar (a)(b)59Non Exec
Mr Dick Milliken (c)70Non Exec
Mr Michael O'Leary (a)(f)60Exec
Ms Julie O'Neill (e)65Non Exec

(a) Member of the Executive Committee.

(b) Member of the Nomination Committee.

(c) Member of the Audit Committee.

(d) Member of the Air Safety Committee.

(e) Member of the Remuneration Committee.

(f) Mr. O’Leary is also the Group Chief Executive Officer of Ryanair Holdings and Ryanair. None of the other directors are executive officers of Ryanair Holdings or Ryanair.