Aircraft Leasing Ireland appoints new chair
Aircraft Leasing Ireland (ALI), the representative body for aircraft leasing companies in Ireland, has formally announced the appointment of Declan Kelly as its new chair. Kelly replaces David Swan who served as the founding chair over the past two years.
Kelly will serve as chair until July 2022. He brings a depth of experience and knowledge from the aircraft leasing industry to the role, spanning a 30-year period. Kelly began his career with Aer Lingus, later joining GPA and has previously held a series of senior roles within GECAS, including most recently as chief commercial officer.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has been the most damaging crisis to affect this industry and my priority is to work with our member companies on recovery efforts. In addition, I will build on the strong foundation work undertaken by my predecessor and my colleagues over the past two years and will further our initiatives around digitalisation and the green agenda, which are imperatives for our future,” said Kelly.
Airfinance Journal revealed in February that GECAS chief commercial officer Kelly will leave his role on 31 July 2020.
Orix Aviation’s chief financial officer Marie-Louise Kelly has been appointed to the role of vice chair and will assume the role of chair following Kelly’s tenure.