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Lynne Embleton Named New Chief Executive of Aer Lingus

IAG has announced the appointment of Lynne Embleton as the new Chief Executive of Aer Lingus, effective April 6, 2021. Embleton will replace Interim Chief Executive Donal Moriarty, who will resume his role as the carrier’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer.


Aer Lingus' New Chief Executive, Lynne Embleton - Courtesy IAG Cargo

On Thursday (February 25, 2021), the International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) announced the appointment of Lynne Embleton as the new Chief Executive of Aer Lingus, effective April 6, 2021. Embleton will replace Interim Chief Executive Donal Moriarty, who will resume his role as the carrier’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. Ms. Embleton has served as IAG Cargo’s Chairman and Chief Executive since 2017. Previously, she served in several roles at British Airways including Managing Director at London-Gatwick and Chairman and Director of Strategy at BA CityFlyer. Ms. Embleton joined British Airways in 1992.


Commenting on the new appointment, IAG’s Chief Executive, Luis Gallego, said,


“I would like to thank Donal Moriarty for his work as interim chief executive. He has done an excellent job during the most challenging year in Aer Lingus’s history. Lynne has huge experience within the Group. At IAG Cargo she has led the company as it adapted rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic and has made significant progress in digitally transforming the business. I’m confident that she has the skills to lead Aer Lingus through the pandemic and enable it to emerge in a strong competitive position in the future.”



Source(s): IAG, IAG Cargo

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