Published on : Friday, February 26, 2021
Lynne Embleton has been appointed the Chief Executive of Aer Lingus. The appointment has been made by International Airlines Group. She will commence her journey in the new role from April 6. Embleton has served as the Chief Executive and Chairman of IAG Cargo since 2017.
Prior to that, she has held numerous senior roles at British Airways including Managing Director at Gatwick, Director of Strategy and Chairman of BA CityFlyer. Embleton replaces Donal Moriarty who has been interim chief executive of the Irish carrier since October last year, replacing Sean Doyle who departed to lead British Airways. Moriarty will now resume his role as the chief corporate affairs officer with the carrier.
Commenting on the appointment, Luis Gallego, Chief Executive, IAG said Donal Moriarty has done an excellent job during the most challenging year in Aer Lingus’s history and thanked him for his work as interim chief executive. He informed that Lynne has huge experience within the Group and has led IAG Cargo as it adapted rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic and has made significant progress in digitally transforming the business. He mentioned that he is confident that Lynne has the skills to lead Aer Lingus through the pandemic and enable it to emerge in a strong competitive position in the future.