Mark FitzGerald, the chief executive of the country’s biggest estate agency, Sherry FitzGerald, is to step down from his role at the end of this month.
Mr FitzGerald was a co-founder of the firm in 1982. He will be succeeded by chief financial officer Stephen McKenna on July 1st.
Mr FitzGerald, a son of former taoiseach Garret FitzGerald, will continue as the company’s non-executive chairman and a leading shareholder, with a 40 per cent stake.
Mr McKenna (39) joined Sherry FitzGerald in 2008 as financial controller of the residential business. He was promoted in 2010 to group financial controller, and to group finance director in 2012, a role he has since occupied.
The former Connacht rugby player, who hails from Galway, trained and qualified as a chartered certified accountant with EY, and holds a masters in business practice from UCC. He is married with two children.