Mick Hickey

Michael Hickey (Chief Operations Officer)

Michael Hickey has served as Chief Operations Officer since February 2014. Michael has held a wide range of senior positions within the Engineering Department since 1988 and was Director of Engineering between January 2000 and February 2014. Prior to joining Ryanair in 1988, Michael worked as an aircraft engineer with Fields Aircraft Services and McAlpine Aviation, working primarily on executive aircraft.

John Hurley

John Hurley (Chief Technology Officer)

John Hurley was appointed Ryanair’s Chief Technology Officer in September 2014. He joined Ryanair from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where he was Vice-President of Engineering & Product Operations, having served as Director of Product Operations, Director of Platform Development and Software Development Programme Manager. He was previously Production Manager at both Intuition Publishing Ltd and Education Multimedia Group and has 16 years’ experience in the IT industry.

Kenny Jacobs

Kenny Jacobs (Chief Marketing Officer)

Kenny Jacobs was appointed Chief Marketing Officer in February 2014. He joins from Moneysupermarket PLC where he held the same title. He has predominantly worked in retail, having been Marketing Director for Tesco Ireland and Brand Director for Tesco UK. Prior to this he worked for German based retailer, Metro Group in several marketing roles across Europe & Asia.


Juliusz Komorek (Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer; Company Secretary)

Juliusz Komorek was appointed Company Secretary and Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer in May 2009, having served as Deputy Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs since 2007. Prior to joining the Company in 2004, Juliusz had gained relevant experience in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition and in the Polish Embassy to the EU in Brussels, as well as in the private sector in Poland and the Netherlands. Juliusz is a lawyer, holding degrees from the universities of Warsaw and Amsterdam.


David O’Brien (Chief Commercial Officer)

David O’Brien was appointed Chief Commercial Officer on 1st January 2014 having previously served as Ryanair’s Director of Flight & Ground Operations from December 2002. A graduate of the Irish Military College, David followed a military career with positions in the airport sector and agribusiness in the Middle East, Russia and Asia.


Michael O’Leary (Chief Executive Officer)

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.


Neil Sorahan (Chief Financial Officer)

Neil Sorahan was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Ryanair in October 2014, having previously served as its Finance Director from June 2006. Prior to that, he was Ryanair’s Group Treasurer from January 2003. Before joining Ryanair, Neil held various finance and treasury roles at CRH plc, the international building materials group (June 1992 to December 2002).


Edward Wilson (Chief People Officer)

Edward Wilson was appointed Director of Personnel and In-flight in December 2002, prior to which he served as Head of Personnel since joining Ryanair in December 1997. Prior to joining Ryanair he served as Human Resources Manager for Gateway 2000 and held a number of other human resources-related positions in the Irish financial services sector.

The following table sets forth certain information concerning the executive officers of Ryanair Holdings and Ryanair.

Michael Hickey54Chief Operations Officer
John Hurley41Chief Technology Officer
Kenny Jacobs43Chief Marketing Officer
Juliusz Komorek38Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer; Company Secretary
David O'Brien52Chief Commercial Officer
Michael O'Leary56Chief Executive Officer
Neil Sorahan45Chief Financial Officer
Edward Wilson53Chief People Officer