8:00 am - 10:00 am

Executive Perspectives Breakfast

Direct Connection: Philadelphia to Ireland

Our next Executive Perspective Speaker Series will feature a panel discussion with Ambassador Club Members, Aer Lingus’ CEO, Stephen Kavanagh, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Donal MoriartyHarold Epps, Director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia, and James Tyrrell, Chief Revenue Officer for the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation.


Meet Our Panel

Stephen Kavanagh was appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Aer Lingus on 1stMarch 2015. Mr Kavanagh joined Aer Lingus and undertook a variety of roles in operational and commercial departments culminating in his appointment as a member of the executive in 2006. As Chief Commercial Officer, Stephen led the re-positioning of the airline’s network strategy, which transformed Aer Lingus’s transatlantic business, significantly expanded the network reach and underpinned the growth in profitability that Aer Lingus has enjoyed over the last six years.

Stephen’s leadership of Aer Lingus within IAG continues to focus on bringing consistent and affordable product to market that is driven by the voice of its guests.

Stephen is a graduate of University College Dublin. He was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1990 and subsequently completed a post graduate degree in Business Studies receiving a Master of Business Studies degree in 1991.

Donal Moriarty was appointed as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Aer Lingus in November 2017 with responsibility for Government and Corporate Affairs, Corporate Programmes, Communications and Group Affairs. Donal previously worked with Aer Lingus over an 8 year period through to 2016, most recently as Executive Counsel, with responsibility for the Legal, Aero-political/ Regulatory Affairs and Public Relations.

The support and alignment of key stakeholders in Ireland and North America is critical as Aer Lingus progresses its value carrier strategy and Donal represents Aer Lingus in engagement with key industry and business organisations in our target markets.

Donal is a lawyer and a graduate of University College Dublin.



8.00 am: Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8.30 am: Welcoming Remarks
8.40 am: Presentations/Panel Discussion
9.30 am: Q&A Session, Networking
10.00 am: Conclusion of formal program


The Pyramid Club of Philadelphia
1735 Market Street, 52 Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103


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Members ~ $35
Members may register guests at the member rate.

Non-Members ~ $50


Registration Deadline
Please register by Thursday, January 25th
All registrations are binding unless cancelled by January 25th


Email Alanna Barry-McCloskey at abarry@iabcn.org or call/text 215-772-3101.
*Please note our Attendee Policy*
Irish Chamber programs are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee’s removal from the premises without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.