John Drysdale

Business Development Manager

John joined The Shannon Airport Group in 2017 and now heads up the Shannon Aviation Services Cluster. He is responsible for developing and promoting the aviation services community, both on and off the airfield, which now has over eighty businesses and three thousand employees. He is the industry mentor on the Industry Advisory Committee for the Irish Aviation Students Council (IASA) and an aviation programme validation committee member for the Technology University of the Shannon (TUS). John also sits on the Aviation Industry advisory board at Dublin City University and has been a long-standing member of the industry steering committee for the ICBE Aviation Skillnet. In addition to holding an EASA Part 66 licensed aircraft Engineer, holds numerous technical and academic qualifications/accreditations in Aviation and Business Leadership and is a recent graduate from Dublin City University with a Master’s Degree in Aviation Leadership. Within his role within Shannon Airport Group, John is also the liaise with Future Mobility Campus Ireland and he is also the organisation’s drone operator with Specific Category Approval under PDRA S01.