Wednesday February 26, 2020

Business interview: Joe Gilmore

Joe Gilmore, managing director of Ireland West Knock Airport, knows the scale of the task facing him as he bids to increase passenger numbers

11th June, 2011

After 20 years travelling the world in senior managerial roles, Joe Gilmore was under no illusions that returning to his native Co Mayo to run Knock airport would be a soft landing.

The Claremorris native and former Mayo footballer had barely sat down in the managing director’s office on the airport’s first floor when he was faced with pushing through uncomfortable cost reforms, slashing staff wages and overtime.

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