Management Team

The management team is responsible for the overall governance, management and strategic direction of the Company and sets the Company’s values and standards ensuring the principles of corporate governance of transparency, accountability, responsibility and independence are adhered to. 

Management Team

Mary Considine

Mary Considine

CEO

Mary is the CEO of The Shannon Airport Group.

Mary was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2019. Mary was formerly Deputy CEO and CFO/Company Secretary.  In her previous role as Airport Director she led the successful separation of Shannon Airport from daa leading to Shannon Airport becoming independent in 2012 and the formation of Shannon Group in late 2014. Mary is a qualified accountant, and she has extensive experience in the areas of aviation, commercial and finance having previously held a number of senior roles within the Company.

Ray O’Driscoll

Ray O’Driscoll

Chief Operating Officer

Ray was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2019. He joined the Group in April 2014 as Managing Director of Shannon Commercial Properties.  Prior to this, Ray had worked in the role of Finance and IT Director of Barry Group since 2004 and before this as Finance Director of Eurologic Systems Ltd.  Ray qualified as a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA Degree from the University of Westminster, London.

Rachael Leahy

Rachael Leahy

Company Secretary and Head of Legal

Rachael joined the company in November 2014 as the Head of Legal and is also responsible for the Group’s procurement function.  In her role as Shannon Group Company Secretary, Rachael is responsible for the efficient administration of the Group ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. Rachael is a practising solicitor and prior to joining the company, she trained and worked with one of the top five law firms in Ireland and was a partner with a firm of solicitors in the Mid-West. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, an LLB degree and a Professional Certificate in Governance.

Paul MacNamara

Paul MacNamara

Chief Financial Officer

Paul was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2019.  He joined the company in August 2014 and held a number of senior finance roles including Head of Finance. Paul has overall responsibility for the Group’s fiscal activity and the Group’s IT function.
Prior to joining the Shannon Group, Paul held both credit and commercial roles with a property focused asset manager. Before this, Paul worked with a Big 4 accountancy firm in its transaction services practice. Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Limerick, a Master of Accounting from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. 

Niall Kearns

Niall Kearns

Airport Director

Niall joined as Airport Director in 2022. He previously worked as Chief Commercial Officer with Eirtech Aviation Services - a leading global aircraft service provider based in Shannon. In that role he worked with Airlines and Aircraft Leasing companies globally to develop engineering and asset management solutions for aircraft. He has a Degree in Information Technology & Communications, Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship Management and a Masters Degree in International Management. Niall is responsible for all Operational and Commercial activity in Shannon Airport and is also the Accountable Manager for the Airport.

Gerry Dillon

Gerry Dillon

Group Property Director

Gerry is a Chartered Civil Engineer, joined the Shannon Group in early 2014 as Operations and Development Director for Commercial Property and was appointed as Managing Director of Shannon Commercial Properties( previously known as Shannon Development) in 2019 . Gerry now holds the role of Shannon Group Property Director  and is responsible for all Commercial Property investment for the group.  Prior to this, Gerry worked across a range of sectors including Local Authority ,Civil Engineering infrastructure projects and large mixed use residential and commercial developments including healthcare and hotel projects in Ireland, Africa, Asia and the USA. Gerry resides in Barna and in his spare time enjoys participating in water sports and cross country adventure racing.

Chris O'Donovan

Chris O'Donovan

HR Director

Chris joined the company in March 2014 as Human Resources Director with responsibility for people related matters across the Group. Chris is a graduate of University College Dublin and UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development. Prior to joining the company Chris held various roles in Ibec and private sector manufacturing companies.