Howard Millar is Ryanair’s top dog

anna.aero Publisher, Paul Hogan, presents Howard Millar, the outgoing Ryanair Chief Financial Officer

anna.aero Publisher, Paul Hogan, presents Howard Millar, the outgoing Ryanair Chief Financial Officer, with “The anna.aero Golden Retriever Prize for Awesome CFO Achievement” in recognition of his great money-management since flotation of the low cost airline in 1997. (Photo credit: Michael O’Leary.)

In one of his last roles as Ryanair Chief Financial Officer, Howard Millar delivered some sparking financial results on Monday, largely attributed to the “Always Getting Better,” be-nicer-to-people, customer experience programme which saw post tax profits rise to €197 million for the Q1 period ending 30 June, up on 152% on last year.

In tribute to Millar’s stewardship of the Ryanair cash mountain (net cash now stands at €643m) every year anna.aero will now bestow the “The anna.aero Golden Retriever Prize for Awesome CFO Achievement” – an award named in tribute to Millar’s “second career” as a world-leading amateur authority on the famously-obedient gun dog.

Millar has not said where he is going yet but is widely believed that the exercise-loving breed will feature heavily in his plans. Witnessing Millar receive the prize in a brief ceremony in the City of London the Ryanair Chief Executive, Michael O’Leary, in between convulsive sobs, said: “What Howard does not know about Golden Retrievers has not been invented yet, I’m just so glad he’ll be able to spend more time with Cleo and Della.”


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