Arthur Cox’s O Riordain becomes Dublin airport chair

The former managing partner of Irish firm Arthur Cox has been appointed as the chairman designate of the Dublin Airports Authority (DAA).

Pádraig Ó Ríordáin will take up the role next year, following ratification by the Irish parliament’s transport committee.

The job is part-time, with a salary of €31,500 (£26,202) and Ó Ríordáin will continue to be a partner at Arthur Cox. He stepped down as managing partner in November (16 September 2011) after eight years in the role.

Ó Ríordáin is also a non-executive director of Paddy Power and TVC Holdings and is a member of the European Commission’s Insolvency Law Expert Group (ILEG), which advises on the development of an EU cross-border crisis management regime and resolution for the banking sector.

The previous chair of DAA, David Dilger, resigned from the job in May this year. The authority’s CEO Declan Collier also recently announced his resignation and will leave the job in early April 2012 to become CEO at London City Airport.