Rose Hynes and Bryan Bourke appointed to aviation bodies

Rose Hynes and Bryan Bourke appointed to aviation bodies

Pictured (left–right): Rose Hynes and Bryan Bourke

Lawyers Rose Hynes and Bryan Bourke have been appointed to leading roles in the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and AirNav Ireland.

Ms Hynes, who was appointed as chairperson of the IAA in January 2021, has been re-appointed to the role and the IAA board for a five-year term.

She has over 30 years’ aviation industry experience both at senior executive and board level including aircraft leasing and financing, airlines and airports.

Mr Bourke has been appointed as chairperson of AirNav Ireland, the new commercial semi-State body which will incorporate the air navigation and air traffic management services functions of the IAA.

He is a consultant with William Fry’s corporate and M&A group and led the firm as managing partner from 2014 until November 2020.

Commenting on the appointments, Eamon Ryan, the transport minister, said: “I am delighted to appoint Rose Hynes to the board of the IAA for a five-year term

“I wish her well in the role as chairperson of Ireland’s single aviation regulator, who are responsible for aviation safety, security, economic and consumer protection functions. Securing Ireland’s international reputation as being to the forefront of aviation regulatory high standards will be central to the role.

“Rose has significant private and public sector experience as a chairperson, and that wealth of experience will be invaluable in steering the new single aviation regulator in its initial years as a consolidated regulator.

“I also wish to congratulate Bryan Bourke on his appointment for a five-year term as chairperson of AirNav Ireland.

“Bryan’s expertise in governance matters will be important in ensuring that this newly established commercial semi-state body plays a vital role for the State in providing safe, efficient and sustainable air navigation and air traffic management services in Irish-controlled airspace and aeronautical communications services for the Shanwick Oceanic region of North Atlantic Airspace.”

Jack Chambers, minister of state at the Department of Transport, added: “I would like to extend my congratulations and best wishes to both Rose Hynes and Bryan Bourke on their appointments. I look forward to working with them as they take on these important roles.

“The establishment of a single aviation regulator and AirNav Ireland as provided for under the Air Navigation and Transport Act 2022 will provide a more coordinated and coherent institutional framework for the aviation sector.”

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