Cork businessman moves from Bord Gais to Port of Cork

Cork businessman John Mullins has been formally appointed as Chairman of
the Port of Cork by the Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo
Varadkar, T.D. (1 March 2013) and will commence a five year term
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Mullins was most recently Chief Executive of Bord Gáis Eireann, a role
which he held for 5 years until he resigned in December 2012 to set up his
own consultancy and to pursue other business interests. ****
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Commenting on his appointment, John Mullins said “I am honoured with the
trust placed in me by Minister Varadkar. I look forward to my new role as
Chairman of the Port of Cork, particularly at this crucial period for the
company as it advances proposals for new infrastructure required to service
business for the next twenty years. I strongly believe that the Port of
Cork is central to a brighter economic future for the Munster region and
the Irish economy as a whole, given the value it brings in moving goods to
market for both customers and businesses. As one of Ireland’s core ports, I
will work to ensure that the Port of Cork continues to grow and improve
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Brendan Keating, Chief Executive of the Port of Cork said “John brings
extensive experience to his role as Chairman and we are confident that he
will provide excellent leadership for the port in the coming years. He will
provide valuable assistance with the growth of the business and the
development of port facilities as we consolidate our position as the
premier port in the South of Ireland”.****
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John Mullins takes over as Port of Cork Chairman from Dermot O’Mahoney,
whose term ended in September 2012.

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