Ray Hernan joined Aer Rianta International (ARI) as CEO in August 2018. Prior to joining ARI, Ray held various senior executive roles in public and private companies, mainly in the aviation and retail sectors.
Ray worked as Director of Finance for Ryanair for 10 years during a period of exponential growth for the airline. In 2006 Ray joined the Irish luxury department store chain Brown Thomas and subsequently worked in London for its parent company Selfridges. He returned to Dublin to take up the role of CEO of Arnotts, Ireland’s largest department store, where he successful repositioned the business as a modern and customer-focused business.
Ray is a qualified chartered accountant with a proven track record in applying a dynamic style of leadership coupled with strong commercial acumen.