Management Team

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Desmond O’Flynn, Chief Executive

Desmond joined Waterford Airport in 2013 and prior to his arrival at Waterford Desmond was Director of Aéroport de Dijon-Bourgogne in France, Mr O’Flynn is originally from Dublin and has also previously held senior management roles at Ireland West Airport Knock and at Aéroport de Deauville-Normandie.


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Aidan Power, General Manager

Aidan has nearly twenty years experience in the aviation sector having been involved in areas such as Airport Operations, Aviation Security, Rescue Fire Fighting and Air Traffic Control. Aidan took up the position of General Manager in 2003 and is responsible for airport operations, safety and security. He is currently working closely with the Chief Executive in implementing the airport’s development plans.


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Mattie Whittle, Chief Fire Officer and Operations Manager

Mattie joined the company in 1994 as part of the airport’s operations team. He qualified as a Fire Officer in 2001 and took up the position of Chief Fire Officer in 2003. As Operations Manager, he is responsible for interacting with airlines and the efficient running of the airport.


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Donal Leahy, Air Traffic Services Manager

Donal joined the Waterford Airport staff in 1985 as part of the Operations team. He held the position of Senior Operations Supervisor until he qualified as an Air Traffic Controller in 1990. In 2003 he was promoted to Air Traffic Services Manager. His current responsibilities include the management, training and development of the airport's air traffic control staff. He is also responsible for the procurement and management of the navigation equipment at the airport.