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February 2021

Boss of Corrib gas shareholder quits over his Dubai vaccine trip

Donal O'Donovan - Irish Independent

The head of a Canadian investment firm that owns 45pc of the Corrib gas field off the Mayo coast has resigned after he went to Dubai and received a Covid-19 vaccine.

Mark Machin quit as head of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), a state-linked investor, after defying Justin Trudeau’s government’s guidance to avoid international travel.

Mr Machin submitted his resignation as chief executive officer after discussions with the board, the pension fund said in a statement yesterday.  

Posted Date: 
27 February 2021