Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Stan McCarthy

(Non Exec Chairman)

Independent: Yes
Years: 4

Commitee:

E Executive
N Nomination (Chair)

Stan McCarthy was appointed as a Director of Ryanair in May 2017, Deputy Chairman in April 2019 and Chairman in June 2020. Mr. McCarthy was Chief Executive of Kerry Group plc from January 2008 until September 2017.

Louise Phelan

(Non Exec-SID)

Independent: Yes
Years: 8

Commitee:

E Executive (Chair)
N Nomination

Louise Phelan has served as a Director since December 2012 and was appointed Senior Independent Director (SID) in June 2020. Ms. Phelan is currently Group CEO of the Phelan Energy Group.

Róisín Brennan

(Non Exec)

Independent: Yes
Years: 3

Commitee:

A Audit
R Remuneration

Roisin Brennan has served as a Director since May 2018. Ms. Brennan is a former Chief Executive of IBI Corporate Finance Ltd where she had extensive experience advising public companies in Ireland.

Michael Cawley

(Non Exec)

Independent: Yes
Years: 7

Commitee:

E Executive
R Remuneration

Michael Cawley has served as a Director since September 2014. Mr. Cawley previously worked with Ryanair for 17 years as Ryanair’s Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer until he retired in March 2014.

Emer Daly

(Non Exec)

Independent: Yes
Years: 3

Commitee:

A Audit

Emer Daly has served as a Director of Ryanair since December 2017. Ms. Daly is currently Board Chairman at RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and a Non-Executive Director of Chetwood Financial Limited and RGA International Reinsurance Company DAC.

Geoff Doherty

(Non Exec)

Independent: Yes
Years: 1

Commitee:

A Audit

Geoff Doherty has served as a Director of Ryanair since October 2021. Mr Doherty is the current CFO of Kingspan Group PLC, where he is also a member of the Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Greencore Group PLC Board as well as Kingspan.

Howard Millar

(Non Exec)

Independent: Yes
Years: 6

Commitee:

E Executive
N Nomination

Howard Millar was appointed as a Director of Ryanair in August 2015. Mr. Millar had served as Ryanair’s Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to December 2014 having previously been Director of Finance from 1993 and Financial Controller in 1992.

Dick Milliken

(Non Exec)

Independent: Yes
Years: 8

Commitee:

A Audit (Chair)

Dick Milliken has served as a Director since July 2013 having previously been Chief Financial Officer of Almac Group and former Chief Executive of Lamont plc. He is a former council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Mike O’Brien

(Non Exec)

Independent: Yes
Years: 5

Commitee:
S Safety & Security (Co-Chair)

Mike O’Brien was appointed as a Director of Ryanair in May 2016. Mr. O’Brien was Head of Flight Operations Inspectorate with the Maltese Civil Aviation Authority until he retired in 2016.

Michael O’Leary

(Exec)

Independent: No
Years: 25

Commitee:
E Executive

Michael has served as a Director of Ryanair DAC since 1988 and a Director of Ryanair Holdings since 1996. Michael was appointed CEO of Ryanair in 1994 and Group CEO in April 2019.

Julie O’Neill

(Non Exec)

Independent: Yes
Years: 8

Commitee:
R Remuneration (Chair)

Julie O’Neill has served as a Director since December 2012. She was Secretary General of the Irish Department of Transport from 2002 to 2009 and served in eight Government Departments over the course of 37 years in the Irish public service.