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Dun Laoghaire harbour appoints new CEO

19th March 2009

Gerry Dunne has been appointed Chief Executive of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, succeeding Michael Hanahoe, who retires this month after 11 years at the helm. Mr Dunne comes with a strong marketing and business development background, and has held managing director and board positions in Ireland and the UK with Nutricia, Monaghan Mushrooms, RTE, and Broadworks Communications.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company is the statutory commercial body charged with developing Dun Laoghaire Harbour as a marine tourism gateway to Ireland, maintaining and enhancing the recreational and amenity value of the Harbour and promoting investment and commercial development to support the historic Harbour’s long-term maintenance. The Harbour was built between 1817 and 1842 and is widely recognised as one of the finest artificial harbours in the world. Announcing Mr Dunne’s appointment, the Chairman of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, Seán Costello said:
“The Board and I are very pleased to have recruited a person of Gerry’s calibre and skills to lead the Company in these challenging times. I am confident that he will make a major contribution to the further development of the Company. On behalf of my colleagues on the Board, and all the company’s staff, I want to thank Michael Hanahoe for his contribution since 1997.  Michael leaves the Company in excellent shape and I wish him well in his retirement.” Team

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