Ryanair has announced that Elisabeth (‘Elli’) Köstinger and Eamonn Brennan have been appointed to the board of Ryanair Holdings plc as non-executive directors, effective from 1 April this year.
Elisabeth (‘Elli’) Köstinger retired from politics last year to become CEO of Mountain-View Data, an Austrian ESG fintech. She was an MEP from 2009 to 2017, and served as Austrian minister for agriculture, sustainability and tourism in the governments of Chancellors Kurz, Schallenberg and Nehammer.
Eamonn Brennan was formerly chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority and, from 2018 to 2022, was director general of Eurocontrol, the European organisation for air traffic safety.
“We are pleased that Elisabeth and Eamonn have accepted our invitation to join the board,” said Ryanair’s chair, Stan McCarthy. “Elisabeth brings significant political, environmental and business experience, and is our first continental European board member since 2013. Eamonn brings enormous aviation expertise to the board as former CEO of the Irish Aviation Authority and DG of Eurocontrol. We look forward to both Elisabeth and Eamonn making a significant contribution to our board, as we develop our strategy for growth of low fare services across Europe for the next decade.”