22/04/2004

Former City Airport chief joins Harbour Commissioners

The former head of Belfast City Airport has been appointed Chief Executive of Belfast Harbour Commissioners.

John Doran, who oversaw the construction of the new £20 million terminal at Belfast City, replaces Gordon Irwin who retired from Belfast Harbour Commissioners the end of last year.

The appointment is effective from 19 April 2004 and will run until the end of the term of office of the existing Board on 31 December 2004.

Mr Doran is a Chartered Accountant and an Economics and Business graduate of QUB. He was previously Director of the Airport Operators Association (UK).

He is also Chairman of the Governing Body, Upper Bann Institute of Further and Higher Education; a non-executive Director of Craigavon Area Hospital Group Trust; and is an independent member of the Senior Management pay review panel, Staff Commission for Education and Library Boards, NI.

(MB)

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