Shannon Airport boss to leave Ervia role

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

Rose Hynes is set to step down as chairman of Irish Water's parent company, Ervia
CHAIRPERSON of the Shannon Group, Rose Hynes, has stated that she plans to resign from the position of chairperson of Irish Water’s parent company Ervia.

CHAIRPERSON of the Shannon Group, Rose Hynes, has stated that she plans to resign from the position of chairperson of Irish Water’s parent company Ervia.

Ms Hynes — who was named Limerick Person of the Month in 2014 for her role in leading the turnaround at Shannon Airport since its independence in 2013 — signalled her intention to leave her chairpersonship, this Friday.

It is believed that Ms Hynes is leaving the position as she will not be able to commit the necessary time and attention to Ervia, after recently taking up the role of board member at agri-business company Origin Enterprises, according to a report in the Irish Times.

She is also a board member of fruit importer, Total Produce, investment company, One51, and the Shannon-based manufacturer, Mincon.

Ervia oversees both Irish Water and Gas Networks, which is the State body that owns the country’s natural gas distribution network.

During the six years of being director of Bord Gáis, Ms Hynes oversaw its sale to British utility firm Centrica last year, and subsequently took the chair of Ervia, which was established by the Government.

Ms Hynes was first appointed chairperson of the Shannon Airport Authority in December 2012, one week before the airport became independent of the DAA.