Consistently
Delivering

Our combination of flexibility, global insight, investment in new technologies, and team expertise always delivers value to our customers.

At Goshawk, we believe in the power of working in partnership with each other and our financiers and customers. Our team is driven by a collective ambition and our values which shape Goshawk’s culture and define its character.

We are credible because we consistently deliver. We work together. We develop and empower our people. We achieve excellence by being the best we can be. We are driven, ambitious and passionate. We are entrepreneurial in spirit.

Our People

Alan Dempsey

Finance

Aman Kochher

Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific

Amanda Carroll

Finance

Amy Torrie

Deliveries and Insurance

Alan joined the Finance team in September 2019. Prior to joining Goshawk, Alan spent 4 years at ORIX Aviation where he gained experience in a number of roles in the Group Accounting & Treasury department.

Alan is a Chartered Accountant, having completed his training contract in PwC Dublin’s Asset Management Audit & Assurance department. Alan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork.

Aman joined Goshawk team in May 2018 with more than 18 years of experience in aviation sales, marketing, leasing and strategic planning field.

In his current position, Aman is responsible for originating aircraft sale-and-leaseback, placement opportunities and lease management from our Hong Kong office covering Asia-Pacific Airlines.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Aman worked for Bombardier and Saint-Gobain in various roles in Sales and marketing leadership with experience across Asia, Europe, Middle- East, Africa and North America.

Aman is a graduate from the Schulich School of Business; York University – Canada, where he earned his MBA with specialization in International Business and Strategic Management. In addition, he holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the NIT Kurukshetra, India.

Amanda joined the Finance team in Goshawk in November 2016. Prior to joining, Amanda spent 4 years in PwC, specialising in the aviation leasing and banking industries.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, a Master of Arts (Hons) in Accounting, and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Amy joined Goshawk in May 2018 as a member of the operations team, primarily responsible for Deliveries and Insurance.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Amy spent 1 year with Accipiter, working as a Contract Manager. Before that, Amy held a position with AWAS as an Insurance Manager.

Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from the University of Limerick.

Amy-Jane O'Reilly

Finance

Andrew Synnott

Financial Planning and Analysis

Brendan Heneghan

Head of Business Analysis

Carina Ryan

Head of Trading

Amy-Jane joined Goshawk as a Financial Accountant in September 2018. Prior to joining, Amy-Jane worked as a Financial Accountant with Sky Leasing.

Amy-Jane is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA), having completed her training contract in Grant Thornton’s recovery and reorganisation department. After qualifying, she joined Grant Thornton’s aviation advisory department and completed a Diploma in Aviation Finance and Leasing in the Law Society of Ireland.

Andrew joined the Goshawk team in October 2019 and works in FP&A where he has responsibility for strategic and financial planning activities. Prior to joining Goshawk, Andrew spent 5 years at Avolon, where he filled a number of roles including Liabilities Manager, Credit Risk Analyst and Investor Relations.

A member of Chartered Accounts Ireland, Andrew qualified with KPMG in Dublin and holds a Masters of Accounting from UCD Smurfit Business School, and a Bachelor of Commerce from UCD.

Brendan was appointed Head of Business Analysis in 2021, and leads a team of eight to structure, price and evaluate commercial deals and corporate finance transactions.  Brendan joined the Goshawk team in October 2018 and led the FP&A team for 3 years.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Brendan filled a number of senior finance and commercial roles over a ten year period in the Irish utility, ESB – including Group Reporting Manager and Head of Credit Rating and Investor Relations.

A fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (FCA), Brendan qualified with KPMG in Dublin and holds a Masters of Accounting from UCD Smurfit Business School, and a Bachelor of Commerce from UCD.

Carina oversees aircraft trading at Goshawk which includes the origination of aircraft divestment and investment opportunities, as well as assisting with the overall portfolio management strategy for the business. Carina joined Goshawk from AWAS in 2015 where, during her 9 years, she held several key roles in the commercial department including and most recently, Vice President of Aircraft Trading. Carina began her aviation career with CIT Aerospace, supporting the Managing Director and the EMEA sales team.

Carina holds an MBA from The Michael Smurfit School of Business University College Dublin as well as a Marketing Degree from the Marketing Institute of Ireland. She is also a Director of ORBIS Ireland, a charity striving to eliminate avoidable blindness in Southern Ethiopia.

Caroline Rodriguez

Operations

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Christian Klinkenberg

Equity Origination

Christine Obrycki

Sales & Marketing, Americas

Ciara McNestry

Head of Operations

Caroline joined the Goshawk Operations team in September 2018, and has responsibility for Document Management, general operations activities and HR support, which includes recruitment, events and learning & development.

Before joining Goshawk, Caroline worked in a variety of roles focusing on Human Resources & Event Management throughout Ireland, Canada & the United States – most recently as Office Manager with Sky Leasing.

Caroline holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dublin Institute of Technology with an emphasis on Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Christian joined the Goshawk team in January 2019 and has responsibility for Goshawk’s equity origination and corporate finance activities.

With 14 years’ aviation and corporate finance experience, he has worked for Stellwagen Group, Goodbody, Raglan Capital and PwC. Prior to joining Goshawk, Christian was Vice-President at Seraph Aviation Services, where he provided aircraft origination, management and financing services to family office and institutional equity investors.

Christian is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Trinity College Dublin.

Based in the US, Christine joined Goshawk in 2016 is responsible for developing and managing airline relationships and marketing initiatives for the Americas. Prior to joining Goshawk, Christine held various marketing positions at CIT Aerospace, where her focus was on lessee relationships, lease negotiation and contract administration.

Christine earned both Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a commercial pilot’s license.

Ciara joined Goshawk in October 2019 as Head of Operations, with responsibilities for document management, facilities management, event management, branding & communications, and IT & Operations projects.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Ciara spent 10 years working in banking in London, leading and delivering a broad range of projects and programmes related to strategic business change, IT infrastructure, cost efficiency, operations, regulation, and customer experience. Ciara began her career as a consultant with First Derivatives, and also worked at RBS and HSBC.

Ciara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University College Dublin.

Colin Golden

Chief Financial Officer

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Conor O’Byrne

Head of Tax

Damian Howley

Head of Treasury

Daniel Claffey

Technical Asset Management

Colin joined Goshawk in March 2018 with over 25 years’ experience having worked for two leasing companies, two banks and two of the Big 4 accounting firms. He has leadership experience of a dual track IPO / private sale process as CFO of Milestone Aviation which was successfully sold to GECAS in 2015. He worked for GECAS until 2018 when he joined Goshawk as CFO. Colin has capital markets/funding experience having raised more than $4bn in debt through public bonds, private placements and bank/institutional debt.

Colin qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and subsequently worked with PwC. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Accounting degrees from UCD.

Conor joined Goshawk in December 2019 as Head of Tax. Before joining Goshawk, Conor was a Director with KPMG with over 10 years’ experience advising aircraft lessors, financial institutions and airlines.

Conor is a qualified Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Irish Tax Institute. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Damian joined Goshawk in January 2017. He has over 12 years’ experience in the financial and aviation sectors.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Damian served as the Deputy Treasurer for Ryanair. During his time with Ryanair, Damian financed over 80 aircraft, managed the FX and Interest rate risk exposures of the business, the company’s circa $4bn cash position and the company’s Ex-Im, JOLCO and public bond financing.

Damian previously worked with KBC Bank where he advised corporates on Interest rate and FX hedging. He holds a degree in Financial Mathematics from NUI Galway and a certificate in Corporate Treasury from DCU.

Daniel Claffey joined Goshawk’s Technical Asset Management department in April 2016.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Daniel worked with Engine Lease Finance Corporation as a Powerplant Engineer. He was responsible for the technical management of engine assets throughout the lease term and project managing numerous special projects.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast.

Daniel Ryan

Legal Counsel

David Mitchell

Trading

David Odlum

Head of Risk

David Rogers

Technical Asset Management

Daniel joined Goshawk in July 2019 as Legal Counsel.   Before joining Goshawk, Daniel spent six years training and working with Matheson solicitors where he gained experience in a number of areas including finance and capital markets, corporate lending and borrowing, real estate finance and international taxation. During this time, he also worked on secondment in the firm’s New York office and as in-house legal counsel at Google.

He is an Irish qualified solicitor and has a degree in Law (LLB) from Trinity College Dublin.

David is a member of the Goshawk trading team, covering the origination of aircraft investment and sale opportunities, as well as assisting with the implementation of portfolio management strategy for the business.

Previously, David was a member of Goshawk’s Commercial and Corporate Finance team, with responsibility for the pricing, structuring, and evaluation of commercial and corporate finance opportunities, including sale & leaseback transactions, aircraft trading, and debt raising. Prior to joining Goshawk, David spent 5 years with MUFG, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in London, responsible for the distribution of corporate loans, project/structured finance and derivative exposure across the EMEA region. David previously spent 4 years in Leveraged/Acquisition Finance with AIB in Dublin and London.

David has a BA in Economics from University College Dublin, a Higher Diploma in Business Studies from UCD Smurfit School, and a Master’s Degree in Risk and Asset Management from EDHEC Business School, France. In addition, he is a Level 3 candidate for the CFA programme.

David is the Head of Risk at Goshawk managing the risk and strategy teams. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial and aircraft leasing sectors, and previously held senior positions at SMBC Aviation Capital and NCB Stockbrokers (now owned by Investec).  David also serves as a director on the boards of Goshawk’s aircraft securitizations and is a council member of Aircraft Leasing Ireland (ALI).

David holds an MSc in Finance from Imperial College, London, and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Trinity College.  He is a qualified accountant.

Joined Goshawk working in Technical Asset Management in 2018.

27 years’ experience in the Aircraft industry starting as a Licensed Engineer, progressing through the Aviation services industry to the aircraft Leasing Sector.

Prior to Goshawk worked at Shannon Aerospace, CAE Parc Aviation and Direct Aero Services supporting the Maintenance organisations, Lessors, Airlines and Operators.

Deirdre Quinlan

Treasury

Edel Brennan

Corporate Finance

Ellen Sherry

Operations

Emmet McCourt

Technical Asset Management

Deirdre joined the Treasury team in Goshawk in March 2018.

Deirdre has over 19 years’ experience working in Finance and Aircraft leasing. Most recently, Deirdre worked in Treasury in Aercap, where she was responsible for the funding and execution of cash settlement for aircraft deliveries, daily cash and liquidity management and FX trading.

Edel is part of the Corporate Finance team at Goshawk. Previous to joining the Corporate Finance team, Edel was the Head of Business Analysis and also worked on the Finance team at Goshawk.

Edel has over eleven years’ experience in the aviation leasing industry and spent over six years in KPMG specialising in aviation leasing and banking before she joined Intrepid Aviation as a Financial Controller.

Edel holds a Masters in Accounting and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Ellen is a member of the Operations team at Goshawk. Ellen is responsible for deliveries, branding and marketing, public relations, property projects and the CRM system. She has been involved in a number of strategic and operations projects, including systems projects across treasury and contract management, developing our new website and our office move projects in Dublin and Hong Kong.

Before joining Goshawk in May 2016, Ellen worked in the Public Relations team for L’Oréal Luxe. Ellen holds a Masters in Business Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from University College Dublin.

Emmet has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry working in a wide variety of roles. Prior to joining Goshawk Emmet worked for Santos Dumont LTD in the dual role of Technical project manager with responsibility for Aircraft redelivery management and Head of Airworthiness for CAMO services.

Emmet’s other career roles include Boeing 737 Fleet principal Engineer in the Technical Services department of ASL Airlines Ireland, Maintenance Controller for Ryanair and Gas Turbine powerplant Engineer Lufthansa Airmotive Ireland.

Eoin Connaughton

Business Analysis

Gareth Dunne

Legal Counsel

Gareth Rowe

Contract Management

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Gillian Alexander

Managed Asset Services

Eoin joined Goshawk in October 2019 on the Business Analysis team. His responsibilities include analysing and pricing commercial deals including aircraft acquisitions, sales and remarketing, along with debt raises.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Eoin has over 10 years’ experience working in the financial services sector with companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Most recently Eoin was the Valuation Control analyst with Standard Chartered Bank as part of the Aviation Finance team. Prior to this, Eoin worked with Pepper Asset Servicing where he worked as an Investment and Valuation Analyst where he assisted portfolio management, strategy and pricing.

Eoin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Science and a Professional Diploma in Data Analytics, both from University College Dublin. He is an Associate of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Gareth joined Goshawk in October 2017 as Legal Counsel. Gareth trained and worked with McCann FitzGerald Solicitors for four years gaining experience in a number of areas including debt capital markets, corporate borrowing, taxation and aviation finance and leasing. During this time, he was seconded to Standard Chartered Bank Aviation Finance (Pembroke Capital Limited) as in-house legal counsel between April 2016 and September 2016.

He is an Irish qualified solicitor and has a degree in Law from Trinity College Dublin.

Gareth joined Goshawk in September 2019 as a Contract Manager. Prior to joining, he worked in the Maples Group for 9 years as a non-executive director on a large portfolio of asset finance and structured finance companies. Earlier in his career, he worked for Citigroup in Dublin.

Gareth has a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University.

Gillian began working with Goshawk on secondment with the Finance team in June 2019, before officially joining the company in March 2020 as part of the Managed Asset Services team.  Her responsibilities include the management of the ABS portfolios and other managed assets within the company.

Prior to Goshawk, Gillian was a Manager on the Grant Thornton Aviation Advisory team where she was involved in a number of engagements including the development of an aircraft pricing model, data quality audits and various other consulting projects with aircraft lessors.

Gillian is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), having undertaken her training contract while working at Deloitte. Gillian holds a BComm in Accounting, minoring in Business Economics and Law, from the University of Alberta, Canada.

Graeme Hughes

Head of Transaction Legal

Helen Hennessy

Technical Procurement & Materials Management

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J.J. Kelly

Business Analysis

James Caslin

Business Analysis

Graeme joined Goshawk in 2016 as Legal Counsel and is responsible for negotiating, structuring and project managing a wide range of transaction types including aircraft financing, operating leasing, restructuring and trading.

Before joining Goshawk, Graeme spent over six years training and working with McCann FitzGerald Solicitors. Four of those years were spent practicing as a solicitor in the aviation finance and leasing department. During this time, he acted for a number of lessors, financial institutions, export credit agencies and airlines and advised on numerous aspects of aircraft finance and leasing.

Graeme has also worked on secondment as in-house legal counsel for Pembroke Capital Limited (Standard Chartered Bank) between August 2015 and January 2016.

He is an Irish qualified solicitor and has a degree in Business and Legal Studies (BBLS) from University College Dublin.

Helen joined Goshawk’s Technical Asset Management team in November 2019 with a focus on technical procurement and materials management.

Before joining Goshawk, Helen was Head of Engineering Procurement at Virgin Atlantic Airways, where she and her team were responsible for the negotiation of key equipment and maintenance contracts. Prior to Virgin, Helen spent 10 years as a procurement professional working on a number of international oil and gas projects.

Helen holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde.

J.J. joined Goshawk in October 2021 on the Business Analysis team. His responsibilities include analysing and pricing commercial deals including aircraft acquisitions, sales and remarketing along with debt raises. Prior to joining Goshawk, J.J. spent 3 years with SMBC Aviation Capital as a Commercial Analyst in their Pricing team.

J.J. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick.

James joined Goshawk as part of their acquisition of SKY Aviation Leasing International Limited in September 2018. He worked within SKY’s finance department for almost two years.

Prior to joining SKY, James worked within KPMG Dublin’s Consumer and Industrial Market’s audit department. During his four years there he trained and qualified as an ACA accountant prior to working as a qualified senior for a year.

James holds and BA in Economics from UCD and completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting in DCU subsequent to the BA.

Jason Pung

Credit Risk

Jonathan Linehan

Treasury

Joseph Ward

Sales & Marketing, EMEA

Julie Harrington

Legal

Jason joined Goshawk in April 2018 managing credit risk for Asian airlines. Prior to joining, Jason spent 5 years in Risk management with Transportation Partners, an operating lessor in Singapore. Prior to that, he worked at OCBC Bank in Singapore with responsibilities in Credit Risk Management and Corporate Banking for transportation clients, including airlines.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Oregon State University, and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

Jonathan joined Goshawk in January 2017 as part of the Treasury team. He has vast experience in aircraft leasing and finance, particularly in debt management and restructuring, interest rate hedging, FX management, aircraft deliveries, liquidity management, financial compliance and setting up new treasury platforms.

Jonathan received a MSc in Investment, Treasury & Banking from Dublin City University.

Joseph Ward is Sales/Marketing EMEA at Goshaw prior to joining the team he headed up Sales/Marketing EMEA and Americas for Asia Aviation Capital.

He currently holds an MBA from Dublin Business School and is also a qualified lawyer that was admitted to the role of Solicitors for England and Wales.

Joseph brings strong commercial management experience through his dealing with a wide range of Airlines, Investors, Banks, Lessors and OEMs having focused on all aspects of leased aircraft, trading and debt.

Julie joined the Legal team in September 2018. Prior to Goshawk Julie worked in the legal team of Sky Leasing.

Julie has held a number of roles in banking with a focus on insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings.

Julie holds a BCL in Law with History from University College Dublin.

Justin Brayden

Business Analysis

Kaiori Creed

Sales & Marketing, EMEA

Kate Miller

Managed Asset Services

Katie Duggan

Finance

Justin joined Goshawk in May 2018 on the Business Analysis team with responsibility for the pricing, structuring, and evaluation of commercial and corporate finance opportunities including sale & leaseback transactions, aircraft trading, and debt raising.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Justin worked as a consultant actuary with PwC where his role involved the provision of actuarial audit and advisory services to insurance companies and banks.

Justin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial and Financial Studies from University College Dublin. He is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Kaiori is responsible for sourcing and structuring aircraft lease transactions with airlines in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her focus is on originating: sale and leaseback opportunities, used aircraft placements for aircraft in Goshawk’s existing fleet, new aircraft placements for Goshawk’s aircraft order with Airbus and Boeing and other ad-hoc transactions.

Kaiori has over six years leasing experience having spent three years with AWAS prior to joining Goshawk, where her responsibilities included the strategic and financial planning of the company and the financial evaluation of aircraft acquisitions, sales and transitions.

Kaiori began her career in KPMG where she managed audit and advisory engagements for a number of Irish PLCs.Kaiori is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin.

Kate joined the Goshawk Managed Asset Services team in 2021, with responsibility for the management of ABS portfolios and managed structures.

Having originally joined Goshawk in June 2016, Kate led the Group Reporting function, as well as performing a number of roles within Asset Finance, Treasury Finance and Statutory Reporting.

Previously, Kate worked at Standard Chartered Aviation where she gained experience in a number of roles in the Finance department.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) from Trinity College Dublin, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA), completing her training in KPMG Financial Services.

Katie joined the Finance team in February 2019. Prior to joining Goshawk, Katie spent five years as part of the Accounting Advisory department at CrossCountry Consulting in Washington D.C. where she was a Managing Consultant.

Katie is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA), having completed her training in KPMG Dublin as part of the Consumer Industrial Markets Audit department. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Accounting from University College Cork

Katie Nolan

Legal Counsel

Katy Breen

Finance

Kelli-Ann Sweeney

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Kelly

Treasury

Katie joined Goshawk in July 2019 as Legal Counsel. Before joining Goshawk, Katie trained and worked with Matheson Solicitors for six years, gaining experience in a number of areas including aviation finance and leasing, commercial litigation, international business, corporate lending and borrowing and commercial real estate. During this time, Katie also worked on secondment in AWAS as in-house legal counsel between 2013 and 2014.

Katie is an Irish qualified solicitor and has a Bachelor of Law Degree (BCL) and a Masters in International Business Law (LLM) from Maynooth University.

Katy joined the Goshawk Finance Team in August 2017 with over 5 years aviation experience. Previously, she held the role of Finance Manager at Avolon. Her career in finance started at Bank of Ireland, where she joined originally on the Group’s Graduate Programme.

Katy is ACCA qualified and holds a diploma in Corporate Finance.

Kelli-Ann joined Goshawk in September 2015 to lead the development of the Goshawk operating platform, processes and systems. She oversees a number of areas including, Contract Management, Deliveries, Insurances, Branding and Communications, Risk, IT & Facilities Management.

Kelli-Ann has over ten years’ aircraft leasing experience. As Head of Transaction Management in RBS Aviation Capital, she was responsible for building and managing the Deliveries and Funding and Contract Management teams.

Kelli-Ann holds a Masters in Business Studies from NUI Galway.

Kevin joined Goshawk’s Treasury team in April 2018, primarily focusing on interest rate and foreign exchange risk management. He has over 20 years’ experience across the financial and aircraft leasing sectors.

Prior to joining Goshawk Kevin held various consulting and senior finance and treasury related roles in the banking sector.

Kevin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from the University of Limerick and a Masters in Accounting from UCD Smurfit Business School.

Konrad Blocher

Strategy & Risk

Lauren Healy

Strategy & Risk

Leona Hall 

Operations - Office Management

Louise McErlean

Legal Counsel

Konrad has over ten years’ experience in the aviation industry. In his previous role at SMBC Aviation Capital, he was primarily responsible for developing and maintaining a suite of risk models. He also served as an internal appraiser and was responsible for management and shareholder reporting.

Konrad was involved in the successful sale of RBS Aviation Capital to SMFG and Sumitomo Corp in 2012 and the acquisition of Sumisho Aircraft Asset Management and Sumitomo Mitsui Aviation Capital by SMBC Aviation Capital in 2013.

Konrad holds a Masters in Statistics and Economics from Warsaw School of Economics, as well as an MBA from University College Dublin. He is an ISTAT Appraiser Candidate.

Lauren joined Goshawk on the Graduate Programme in June 2019.

Lauren has recently completed the BSc. Economics and Finance in UCD, in which she spent her third year completing an Aviation Finance internship in PwC.

Leona is responsible for the Operations, Office and Facilities Management of Goshawk. She has over 10 years’ experience in operations, office and event management. Leona has been involved in many operations and property projects at Goshawk to include the terrace design and office expansion. She looks after the first aid, fire safety and is a Covid Coordinator – working alongside HR to put all procedures in place. She also manages all internal and client-facing office events to include events at Aviation week conferences. She is on the Sports and Social and CSR committees.

Leona joined from Lone Star where she managed a large office and supported the three Managing Directors of Asset Management & Legal. Prior to working with Lone Star she lived in Australia where she worked in various Office & Events Management & Legal roles.

Leona has a background in legal and studied at the Law Society of Ireland.

Louise joined Goshawk in June 2016 as Legal Counsel with five years’ transactional experience in aircraft leasing, banking and finance including two and a half years with Elix Aviation Capital and a project with the former RBS Aviation Capital.

Louise is a dual-qualified lawyer in Ireland and New York and has a degree in Common and Civil Law with Hispanic Studies from Queen’s University, Belfast.

Martin Gallagher

Head of Technical Operations

Martin Keavey

Technical Asset Management

Matthew Gannon

Credit Risk

Mengying Liu

Contract Management

Martin’s role is focused on the technical management of the Group’s aircraft, both owned and managed. Working in aviation for over 28 years, Martin began his career as an engineer with Shannon Aerospace in 1990.

Over the last 17 years, he has worked with several aircraft leasing companies, including BBAM, RBS & MCAP and more recently with NAC as VP Technical.

Martin joined Goshawk in October 2017. Martin is responsible for technical management of his assigned fleet.

Martin began his career in Aviation with Shannon Aerospace as an Aviation Maintenance Technician in 1990. For many years he has worked as a consultant for various Aircraft Leasing Companies. Prior to joining Goshawk, Martin worked as an Asset Manager with NAC.

Matthew joined Goshawk as a Contract Manager in April 2016. In 2019 he transitioned into the Credit Risk department. Prior to joining, he worked at Jetstar Airways based in Singapore and Australia.

Matthew holds a Master in Business Internationalisation and a Business Degree specialising in Economics and Finance from Waterford Institute of Technology.

Mengying joined Goshawk as a Contract Manager in December 2018. Prior to joining Goshawk, she most recently worked in SMBC Aviation Capital as a Contract Data Manager.

During her bachelor degree she studied Electronic Engineering and she also holds a MSc in Aviation Finance from Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD.

 

Michela Cera

Contract Management

Michelle O'Reilly

Head of Human Resources

Ming Zhou

Sale and Marketing, China

Miriam Brosnan

Treasury

Michela joined Goshawk as a Contract Manager in November 2018. Prior to joining, she worked within CALC’s marketing team for four years. Earlier in her career, she held a role in international cooperation and events management for a Chinese company in Beijing.

Michela has a Master in Simultaneous Interpretation (Chinese-English-French) from Beijing Foreign Studies University as well as a Master in Governance of International Relations from Sciences Po Toulouse.

Michelle joined Goshawk in August 2016 having worked in senior HR roles across a number of sectors including retail, professional services and financial services.

Michelle is responsible for the HR function in Goshawk.

She holds a BSocSc from UCD and a post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management from National College of Ireland.

Ming has over 20 years’ aviation experience in both the airline and leasing industries. Working with China Eastern for more than eleven years, he progressed from taking responsibility for aircraft financing to overall financial control and planning within the company.

Ming joined GECAS in 2004 where he was primarily responsible for originating leasing and trading transactions with Chinese airlines and financial institutions.

Miriam joined the Treasury team in May 2016. She has over 10 years treasury experience across different roles. Prior to joining Goshawk, Miriam worked in Bank of America as part of the Managed Treasury Liquidity Services team providing outsourced treasury functions such as daily cash and liquidity management, netting, FX trading and hedging programs.

Miriam is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce(International) with German from UCD.

Naomi Tarrant

Finance

Norah Mooney

Finance

Oscely Romero

Finance

Paul Hannawin

Operations - IT Management

Naomi joined the Goshawk Finance Team in June 2019.  Prior to joining Goshawk, Naomi gained fourteen years’ experience in the Financial Services sector, where she held a number of Finance and Treasury roles.

Naomi is a Chartered Accountant, having trained and qualified in Deloitte.   Naomi holds a Masters in Accounting, is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Taxation Institute.

Norah joined the Goshawk Finance Team in September 2019. She has over 7 years’ experience in previous Accounts Payable roles.

Norah is responsible for all Accounts Payable activities including the efficient and timely processing of invoices, process improvements, month end activities and reporting. Norah is the point of contact for supplier queries throughout the year.

Oscely joined the Goshawk Finance team in January 2018 from Shire Pharmaceutical.

Oscely is responsible for all Accounts Payable activities including the efficient and timely processing of invoices, preparation of bank reconciliations, month end activities and reporting. Oscely is the point of contact for supplier queries throughout the year.

Paul joined Goshawk in July 2018 as IT Manager with over 18 years’ experience designing, implementing and managing enterprise data centre systems, networks and applications.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Paul was Head of IT in a UK Government body. Paul has previously held a number of management and senior technical IT engineering roles in both the UK private and public sectors.

He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science from the University of Ulster and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

Paul Murphy

Head of Finance

Peter Caley

Chief Legal Officer

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Philip Gallagher

Finance

Philip O'Reilly

Tax

Paul joined Goshawk in June 2018 from ORIX Aviation where he was Director, Group Accounting & Treasury. Prior to that he held a number of senior Finance roles in Banking and Wealth Management. He trained and qualified with KPMG before going on to become a manager in their Financial Services Audit practice, working with clients in Aviation Finance, Banking and Asset Management.

Paul is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD and a Master of Accounting from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Peter joined Goshawk in 2015 from Avolon. After he qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2001, he spent ten years in private practice and was based both in London and the Middle East. Throughout this period, Peter specialised in asset financing (with a particular emphasis on aircraft) and leasing work.

Over the course of his private practice career he acted for a number of banks, lessors, airlines and export credit agencies. In 2011 Peter joined Avolon’s legal team where he was involved in a wide range of aircraft leasing, sale and financing transactions (including capital market, ECA and Ex-Im financings) and Avolon’s manufacturer orders.

Philip joined the Goshawk Finance Team in March 2021.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Philip worked in Flutter Entertainment as a Senior Internal Auditor. Previous to this, Philip worked in EY in Dublin as an Audit Assistant Manager. During his five years in EY Dublin, Philip primarily worked across the Aviation Finance and Global Payments Processing industries.

Philip holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from the Technological University of Dublin. Philip is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Philip joined the Tax team in January 2018. For the previous six years, he specialised in providing tax advisory services in the aviation sector in the Financial Services Tax department in KPMG, working as Tax Manager for the last two and a half years.

Philip holds a Bachelor in Common Law and a Higher Diploma in Accounting and Corporate Finance from University College Cork and a Master of Accounting from the Michael Smurfit Business School University College Dublin. He is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute.

Ruth Kelly

Chief Executive Officer

Sandy Ko

Operations - Office Management, Hong Kong

Sarah Foy

Finance

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Sarah Harmon

Legal Counsel

Ruth has been working in aviation for almost 20 years in a variety of senior financial roles with both established and start-up aircraft leasing enterprises.

A founding member of RBS Aviation Capital (“RBSAC”), she held a number of executive roles in the company. These included Head of Investor Markets (with the global responsibility for aircraft trading, debt syndication and sourcing financing) and Head of Risk and Strategy. She was part of the founding team of Goshawk which was established in 2013 and became CEO of the business in 2015.

Ruth is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD and a Masters in Accounting from UCD Smurfit Business School.

Sandy joined Goshawk in August 2019 as Office Manager and is responsible for office operations in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Sandy worked for PwC Hong Kong. With over eight years’ experience in general administration, event planning and project management – Sandy was responsible for the overseeing of daily operations at their Executive Conference Centre. She also led on the upskilling of internal teams, through the facilitation of various learning and development courses. In addition, Sandy has a background in customer service. This included ten years at Cathay Pacific Airways, in a client facing role.

Sandy holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business and Management and an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Administration and Governance, with distinction.

Sarah joined Goshawk in September 2018 as a member of the Operations Team. She has over 10 years’ experience in customer facing roles and training and development within the aviation and corporate environment.

In April 2020, Sarah joined the finance department as a member of the accounts payable team within the Group Reporting function. She is responsible for and assists with all accounts payable activities such as processing invoices, month end activities, process improvements, and supplier queries.

Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Therapy and Training from Dublin City University and a Professional Diploma in Management from Dublin Business School. She is currently undertaking a Diploma in Accounting and Finance in DBS.

Sarah joined Goshawk in April 2020 as Legal Counsel. Prior to joining Goshawk, Sarah spent over 4 years working in the International Asset Finance team at Mason Hayes & Curran. Previous to that, Sarah practised as a solicitor in England specialising in shipping litigation and dispute resolution, and in Ireland practising in professional indemnity insurance and commercial litigation.

Sarah is a dual qualified solicitor in Ireland and England & Wales. Sarah holds a Bachelor in Civil Law from University College Dublin, a Masters in Maritime and Transport Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Diploma in Aviation Finance and Leasing from the Law Society of Ireland.

Seán Leland

Business Analysis

Sean O'Riordan

Finance

Stephen O’Dwyer

Sales & Marketing, EMEA

Stephen Verso

Business Analysis

Seán joined the Business Analysis team at Goshawk in September 2019. His responsibilities include analyzing and pricing commercial deals including aircraft acquisitions, sales and remarketing along with debt raises.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Seán spent 3 years in EY as a senior manager in the aviation assurance team where he provided audit and advisory services to clients in the aircraft leasing industry.

Seán holds a Bachelor’s of Business Studies from the University of Limerick and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Sean joined the Goshawk Finance team in May 2018 from EY where he had worked primarily with clients in aircraft leasing, banking and capital markets.

Sean is also a qualified accountant (ACA), having completed his training contract in the Aircraft Leasing and Banking Audit department of EY.

Stephen is responsible for structuring and evaluating commercial opportunities in both trading and sale-leaseback acquisitions with Goshawk, as well as aircraft transitions and disposals.He joins Goshawk following 2 years originating aircraft acquisition, financing and remarketing opportunities in the EMA region at SKY Leasing.

Prior to SKY, Stephen led the Group Finance and Leasing function at ASL Aviation Group, financing 40+ aircraft and was responsible for the financial evaluation of aircraft acquisitions, freighter conversions, sales and transitions. Stephen started his career at KPMG where he worked in the M&A and Aviation Advisory/Audit teams collaborating with many of the leading names in the leasing sector on project and seconded engagements.

He is an Irish qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and has both a degree in Business and Legal Studies (BBLS) from University College Dublin and a Masters in Accounting (MAcc) from the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School.

Stephen joined the Business Analysis team in August 2018. Prior to joining Goshawk, Stephen spent 4 years with HSBC Global Asset Management, in London, as Head of Client Planning and Analytics providing insights for the Global Banking Key Clients. Previous to this, he spent 2 years with the Corporate Banking team in HSBC, Dublin and also completed the AIB graduate programme.

Stephen holds a Masters in Business Management from UCD Smurfit Business School and a Bachelor of Science from UCD. In addition, he is a CFA Level II candidate and QFA qualified.

Susan Kelleher

Finance

Tamara Meixner

Technical Asset Management

Thomas Bambrick

Technical Asset Management

Thomas Phelan

Technical Asset Management

Susan joined the Goshawk Finance team in August 2019. Prior to joining Goshawk, Susan spent 2 years as Finance Manager at Techspace in London, a real estate company that provides flexible workspaces for technology start-ups.

Susan is a qualified accountant (ACA), having undertaken her training contract while working at PwC. Susan holds a BA in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin.

Tamara joined Goshawk in September 2015 as Office Manager. After moving to the Technical Asset Management team in April 2018 with a focus on the technical database management specialising in Leasepoint, My Boeing Fleet, Airbus World as well as inspection scheduling, Tamara joined the team as Technical Asset Manager in 2019 responsible for a portfolio of aircraft based in EMEA and Asia.

Tamara has over 25 years’ experience in managing projects and supporting executives in the Aviation, IT and Finance sector in Ireland and Germany and joined from Alexion where she supported the EVP Global Operations. Prior to working with Alexion, she worked at AWAS, supporting the COO.

Tamara holds a Diploma in Office Management, a Certificate in Business Studies from the Open University, a Certificate in Business Systems Analysis from the National College of Ireland and a Certificate in Aircraft Acquisition and Finance from IT Carlow.

Thomas joined Goshawk’s Technical Asset Management department in July 2018.

Thomas spent 10 years in ASL Airlines Ireland (formerly Air Contractors), holding several roles, the last of which was as Technical Services Manager where in addition to leading the technical services, planning, technical records and library teams he was responsible for the continuing airworthiness function within the airline. Throughout his time with ASL, Thomas managed multiple aircraft transitions to the fleet including cargo conversions and passenger reconfigurations.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Thomas worked with Ping An Aircraft Leasing in Technical Asset Management where he was responsible for the technical management of the owned and managed fleet.

Thomas holds a BEng (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering in addition to a Specialist Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from the University of Limerick and a Diploma in Management from DIT.

Thomas Phelan joined the Technical Asset Management department in July 2018.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Thomas spent 6 years with Engine Lease Finance Corporation in Shannon working with the Technical Department, responsible for the management of engine assets for the EMEA team and also project managing various projects.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick.

Trish Smith

Head of Transaction Management

Warren Brennan

Technical Asset Management

Wui Jin Woon

Head of Asia

Trish has responsibility for the Contract Management team which is key in building the relationship with our airline customers, protecting Goshawk’s interests, and supporting the company as it grows.

Before Goshawk, Trish worked for Investec as part of their global aviation team, and has also worked for EY in Risk Advisory and with the UK financial regulator supervising major US investment banking groups.

Trish has a degree in Management Science & Information Systems Studies from Trinity College Dublin.

Warren has over 18 years’ experience working in the aviation industry. Warren worked in Ryanair before moving onto Cityjet in 2004.

Prior to joining Goshawk Warren was the Head of Technical Planning and Maintenance Records managing a team of 10 people along with being a Form 4 holder. Warren was responsible for all aircraft coming into Cityjet from a technical stand point, as well has handing back aircraft at lease end and has handled over 50 aircraft transactions.

Warren is currently studying for an MSc in Aviation Management and holds a Part-M and Part -145 diplomas.

Wui Jin joined Goshawk in May 2018 with more than 15 years of aviation and financing experience.

Before joining Goshawk, Wui Jin was the Head of Aviation, Asia Pacific at Natixis, providing financing solutions for airlines and aircraft lessors in the region. In addition, Wui Jin has worked at Hong Kong Aviation Capital / Avolon, AWAS, RBS Aviation Capital and Freshfields in various roles ranging from corporate finance to legal.

Wui Jin is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and holds an MSc in Economics (University of London) and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxford).

Alan Dempsey

Finance

Alan joined the Finance team in September 2019. Prior to joining Goshawk, Alan spent 4 years at ORIX Aviation where he gained experience in a number of roles in the Group Accounting & Treasury department.

Alan is a Chartered Accountant, having completed his training contract in PwC Dublin’s Asset Management Audit & Assurance department. Alan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Cork.

Aman Kochher

Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific

Aman joined Goshawk team in May 2018 with more than 18 years of experience in aviation sales, marketing, leasing and strategic planning field.

In his current position, Aman is responsible for originating aircraft sale-and-leaseback, placement opportunities and lease management from our Hong Kong office covering Asia-Pacific Airlines.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Aman worked for Bombardier and Saint-Gobain in various roles in Sales and marketing leadership with experience across Asia, Europe, Middle- East, Africa and North America.

Aman is a graduate from the Schulich School of Business; York University – Canada, where he earned his MBA with specialization in International Business and Strategic Management. In addition, he holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the NIT Kurukshetra, India.

Amanda Carroll

Finance

Amanda joined the Finance team in Goshawk in November 2016. Prior to joining, Amanda spent 4 years in PwC, specialising in the aviation leasing and banking industries.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting and Finance, a Master of Arts (Hons) in Accounting, and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Amy Torrie

Deliveries and Insurance

Amy joined Goshawk in May 2018 as a member of the operations team, primarily responsible for Deliveries and Insurance.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Amy spent 1 year with Accipiter, working as a Contract Manager. Before that, Amy held a position with AWAS as an Insurance Manager.

Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from the University of Limerick.

Amy-Jane O'Reilly

Finance

Amy-Jane joined Goshawk as a Financial Accountant in September 2018. Prior to joining, Amy-Jane worked as a Financial Accountant with Sky Leasing.

Amy-Jane is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA), having completed her training contract in Grant Thornton’s recovery and reorganisation department. After qualifying, she joined Grant Thornton’s aviation advisory department and completed a Diploma in Aviation Finance and Leasing in the Law Society of Ireland.

Andrew Synnott

Financial Planning and Analysis

Andrew joined the Goshawk team in October 2019 and works in FP&A where he has responsibility for strategic and financial planning activities. Prior to joining Goshawk, Andrew spent 5 years at Avolon, where he filled a number of roles including Liabilities Manager, Credit Risk Analyst and Investor Relations.

A member of Chartered Accounts Ireland, Andrew qualified with KPMG in Dublin and holds a Masters of Accounting from UCD Smurfit Business School, and a Bachelor of Commerce from UCD.

Brendan Heneghan

Head of Business Analysis

Brendan was appointed Head of Business Analysis in 2021, and leads a team of eight to structure, price and evaluate commercial deals and corporate finance transactions.  Brendan joined the Goshawk team in October 2018 and led the FP&A team for 3 years.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Brendan filled a number of senior finance and commercial roles over a ten year period in the Irish utility, ESB – including Group Reporting Manager and Head of Credit Rating and Investor Relations.

A fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (FCA), Brendan qualified with KPMG in Dublin and holds a Masters of Accounting from UCD Smurfit Business School, and a Bachelor of Commerce from UCD.

Carina Ryan

Head of Trading

Carina oversees aircraft trading at Goshawk which includes the origination of aircraft divestment and investment opportunities, as well as assisting with the overall portfolio management strategy for the business. Carina joined Goshawk from AWAS in 2015 where, during her 9 years, she held several key roles in the commercial department including and most recently, Vice President of Aircraft Trading. Carina began her aviation career with CIT Aerospace, supporting the Managing Director and the EMEA sales team.

Carina holds an MBA from The Michael Smurfit School of Business University College Dublin as well as a Marketing Degree from the Marketing Institute of Ireland. She is also a Director of ORBIS Ireland, a charity striving to eliminate avoidable blindness in Southern Ethiopia.

Caroline Rodriguez

Operations

Caroline joined the Goshawk Operations team in September 2018, and has responsibility for Document Management, general operations activities and HR support, which includes recruitment, events and learning & development.

Before joining Goshawk, Caroline worked in a variety of roles focusing on Human Resources & Event Management throughout Ireland, Canada & the United States – most recently as Office Manager with Sky Leasing.

Caroline holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dublin Institute of Technology with an emphasis on Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Christian Klinkenberg

Equity Origination

Christian joined the Goshawk team in January 2019 and has responsibility for Goshawk’s equity origination and corporate finance activities.

With 14 years’ aviation and corporate finance experience, he has worked for Stellwagen Group, Goodbody, Raglan Capital and PwC. Prior to joining Goshawk, Christian was Vice-President at Seraph Aviation Services, where he provided aircraft origination, management and financing services to family office and institutional equity investors.

Christian is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Trinity College Dublin.

Christine Obrycki

Sales & Marketing, Americas

Based in the US, Christine joined Goshawk in 2016 is responsible for developing and managing airline relationships and marketing initiatives for the Americas. Prior to joining Goshawk, Christine held various marketing positions at CIT Aerospace, where her focus was on lessee relationships, lease negotiation and contract administration.

Christine earned both Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a commercial pilot’s license.

Ciara McNestry

Head of Operations

Ciara joined Goshawk in October 2019 as Head of Operations, with responsibilities for document management, facilities management, event management, branding & communications, and IT & Operations projects.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Ciara spent 10 years working in banking in London, leading and delivering a broad range of projects and programmes related to strategic business change, IT infrastructure, cost efficiency, operations, regulation, and customer experience. Ciara began her career as a consultant with First Derivatives, and also worked at RBS and HSBC.

Ciara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University College Dublin.

Colin Golden

Chief Financial Officer

Colin joined Goshawk in March 2018 with over 25 years’ experience having worked for two leasing companies, two banks and two of the Big 4 accounting firms. He has leadership experience of a dual track IPO / private sale process as CFO of Milestone Aviation which was successfully sold to GECAS in 2015. He worked for GECAS until 2018 when he joined Goshawk as CFO. Colin has capital markets/funding experience having raised more than $4bn in debt through public bonds, private placements and bank/institutional debt.

Colin qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and subsequently worked with PwC. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Masters in Accounting degrees from UCD.

Conor O’Byrne

Head of Tax

Conor joined Goshawk in December 2019 as Head of Tax. Before joining Goshawk, Conor was a Director with KPMG with over 10 years’ experience advising aircraft lessors, financial institutions and airlines.

Conor is a qualified Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Irish Tax Institute. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Damian Howley

Head of Treasury

Damian joined Goshawk in January 2017. He has over 12 years’ experience in the financial and aviation sectors.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Damian served as the Deputy Treasurer for Ryanair. During his time with Ryanair, Damian financed over 80 aircraft, managed the FX and Interest rate risk exposures of the business, the company’s circa $4bn cash position and the company’s Ex-Im, JOLCO and public bond financing.

Damian previously worked with KBC Bank where he advised corporates on Interest rate and FX hedging. He holds a degree in Financial Mathematics from NUI Galway and a certificate in Corporate Treasury from DCU.

Daniel Claffey

Technical Asset Management

Daniel Claffey joined Goshawk’s Technical Asset Management department in April 2016.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Daniel worked with Engine Lease Finance Corporation as a Powerplant Engineer. He was responsible for the technical management of engine assets throughout the lease term and project managing numerous special projects.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast.

Daniel Ryan

Legal Counsel

Daniel joined Goshawk in July 2019 as Legal Counsel.   Before joining Goshawk, Daniel spent six years training and working with Matheson solicitors where he gained experience in a number of areas including finance and capital markets, corporate lending and borrowing, real estate finance and international taxation. During this time, he also worked on secondment in the firm’s New York office and as in-house legal counsel at Google.

He is an Irish qualified solicitor and has a degree in Law (LLB) from Trinity College Dublin.

David Mitchell

Trading

David is a member of the Goshawk trading team, covering the origination of aircraft investment and sale opportunities, as well as assisting with the implementation of portfolio management strategy for the business.

Previously, David was a member of Goshawk’s Commercial and Corporate Finance team, with responsibility for the pricing, structuring, and evaluation of commercial and corporate finance opportunities, including sale & leaseback transactions, aircraft trading, and debt raising. Prior to joining Goshawk, David spent 5 years with MUFG, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in London, responsible for the distribution of corporate loans, project/structured finance and derivative exposure across the EMEA region. David previously spent 4 years in Leveraged/Acquisition Finance with AIB in Dublin and London.

David has a BA in Economics from University College Dublin, a Higher Diploma in Business Studies from UCD Smurfit School, and a Master’s Degree in Risk and Asset Management from EDHEC Business School, France. In addition, he is a Level 3 candidate for the CFA programme.

David Odlum

Head of Risk

David is the Head of Risk at Goshawk managing the risk and strategy teams. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial and aircraft leasing sectors, and previously held senior positions at SMBC Aviation Capital and NCB Stockbrokers (now owned by Investec).  David also serves as a director on the boards of Goshawk’s aircraft securitizations and is a council member of Aircraft Leasing Ireland (ALI).

David holds an MSc in Finance from Imperial College, London, and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Trinity College.  He is a qualified accountant.

David Rogers

Technical Asset Management

Joined Goshawk working in Technical Asset Management in 2018.

27 years’ experience in the Aircraft industry starting as a Licensed Engineer, progressing through the Aviation services industry to the aircraft Leasing Sector.

Prior to Goshawk worked at Shannon Aerospace, CAE Parc Aviation and Direct Aero Services supporting the Maintenance organisations, Lessors, Airlines and Operators.

Deirdre Quinlan

Treasury

Deirdre joined the Treasury team in Goshawk in March 2018.

Deirdre has over 19 years’ experience working in Finance and Aircraft leasing. Most recently, Deirdre worked in Treasury in Aercap, where she was responsible for the funding and execution of cash settlement for aircraft deliveries, daily cash and liquidity management and FX trading.

Edel Brennan

Corporate Finance

Edel is part of the Corporate Finance team at Goshawk. Previous to joining the Corporate Finance team, Edel was the Head of Business Analysis and also worked on the Finance team at Goshawk.

Edel has over eleven years’ experience in the aviation leasing industry and spent over six years in KPMG specialising in aviation leasing and banking before she joined Intrepid Aviation as a Financial Controller.

Edel holds a Masters in Accounting and is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Ellen Sherry

Operations

Ellen is a member of the Operations team at Goshawk. Ellen is responsible for deliveries, branding and marketing, public relations, property projects and the CRM system. She has been involved in a number of strategic and operations projects, including systems projects across treasury and contract management, developing our new website and our office move projects in Dublin and Hong Kong.

Before joining Goshawk in May 2016, Ellen worked in the Public Relations team for L’Oréal Luxe. Ellen holds a Masters in Business Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from University College Dublin.

Emmet McCourt

Technical Asset Management

Emmet has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry working in a wide variety of roles. Prior to joining Goshawk Emmet worked for Santos Dumont LTD in the dual role of Technical project manager with responsibility for Aircraft redelivery management and Head of Airworthiness for CAMO services.

Emmet’s other career roles include Boeing 737 Fleet principal Engineer in the Technical Services department of ASL Airlines Ireland, Maintenance Controller for Ryanair and Gas Turbine powerplant Engineer Lufthansa Airmotive Ireland.

Eoin Connaughton

Business Analysis

Eoin joined Goshawk in October 2019 on the Business Analysis team. His responsibilities include analysing and pricing commercial deals including aircraft acquisitions, sales and remarketing, along with debt raises.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Eoin has over 10 years’ experience working in the financial services sector with companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Most recently Eoin was the Valuation Control analyst with Standard Chartered Bank as part of the Aviation Finance team. Prior to this, Eoin worked with Pepper Asset Servicing where he worked as an Investment and Valuation Analyst where he assisted portfolio management, strategy and pricing.

Eoin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Science and a Professional Diploma in Data Analytics, both from University College Dublin. He is an Associate of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Gareth Dunne

Legal Counsel

Gareth joined Goshawk in October 2017 as Legal Counsel. Gareth trained and worked with McCann FitzGerald Solicitors for four years gaining experience in a number of areas including debt capital markets, corporate borrowing, taxation and aviation finance and leasing. During this time, he was seconded to Standard Chartered Bank Aviation Finance (Pembroke Capital Limited) as in-house legal counsel between April 2016 and September 2016.

He is an Irish qualified solicitor and has a degree in Law from Trinity College Dublin.

Gareth Rowe

Contract Management

Gareth joined Goshawk in September 2019 as a Contract Manager. Prior to joining, he worked in the Maples Group for 9 years as a non-executive director on a large portfolio of asset finance and structured finance companies. Earlier in his career, he worked for Citigroup in Dublin.

Gareth has a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University.

Gillian Alexander

Managed Asset Services

Gillian began working with Goshawk on secondment with the Finance team in June 2019, before officially joining the company in March 2020 as part of the Managed Asset Services team.  Her responsibilities include the management of the ABS portfolios and other managed assets within the company.

Prior to Goshawk, Gillian was a Manager on the Grant Thornton Aviation Advisory team where she was involved in a number of engagements including the development of an aircraft pricing model, data quality audits and various other consulting projects with aircraft lessors.

Gillian is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), having undertaken her training contract while working at Deloitte. Gillian holds a BComm in Accounting, minoring in Business Economics and Law, from the University of Alberta, Canada.

Graeme Hughes

Head of Transaction Legal

Graeme joined Goshawk in 2016 as Legal Counsel and is responsible for negotiating, structuring and project managing a wide range of transaction types including aircraft financing, operating leasing, restructuring and trading.

Before joining Goshawk, Graeme spent over six years training and working with McCann FitzGerald Solicitors. Four of those years were spent practicing as a solicitor in the aviation finance and leasing department. During this time, he acted for a number of lessors, financial institutions, export credit agencies and airlines and advised on numerous aspects of aircraft finance and leasing.

Graeme has also worked on secondment as in-house legal counsel for Pembroke Capital Limited (Standard Chartered Bank) between August 2015 and January 2016.

He is an Irish qualified solicitor and has a degree in Business and Legal Studies (BBLS) from University College Dublin.

Helen Hennessy

Technical Procurement & Materials Management

Helen joined Goshawk’s Technical Asset Management team in November 2019 with a focus on technical procurement and materials management.

Before joining Goshawk, Helen was Head of Engineering Procurement at Virgin Atlantic Airways, where she and her team were responsible for the negotiation of key equipment and maintenance contracts. Prior to Virgin, Helen spent 10 years as a procurement professional working on a number of international oil and gas projects.

Helen holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde.

J.J. Kelly

Business Analysis

J.J. joined Goshawk in October 2021 on the Business Analysis team. His responsibilities include analysing and pricing commercial deals including aircraft acquisitions, sales and remarketing along with debt raises. Prior to joining Goshawk, J.J. spent 3 years with SMBC Aviation Capital as a Commercial Analyst in their Pricing team.

J.J. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick.

James Caslin

Business Analysis

James joined Goshawk as part of their acquisition of SKY Aviation Leasing International Limited in September 2018. He worked within SKY’s finance department for almost two years.

Prior to joining SKY, James worked within KPMG Dublin’s Consumer and Industrial Market’s audit department. During his four years there he trained and qualified as an ACA accountant prior to working as a qualified senior for a year.

James holds and BA in Economics from UCD and completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting in DCU subsequent to the BA.

Jason Pung

Credit Risk

Jason joined Goshawk in April 2018 managing credit risk for Asian airlines. Prior to joining, Jason spent 5 years in Risk management with Transportation Partners, an operating lessor in Singapore. Prior to that, he worked at OCBC Bank in Singapore with responsibilities in Credit Risk Management and Corporate Banking for transportation clients, including airlines.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Oregon State University, and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

Jonathan Linehan

Treasury

Jonathan joined Goshawk in January 2017 as part of the Treasury team. He has vast experience in aircraft leasing and finance, particularly in debt management and restructuring, interest rate hedging, FX management, aircraft deliveries, liquidity management, financial compliance and setting up new treasury platforms.

Jonathan received a MSc in Investment, Treasury & Banking from Dublin City University.

Joseph Ward

Sales & Marketing, EMEA

Joseph Ward is Sales/Marketing EMEA at Goshaw prior to joining the team he headed up Sales/Marketing EMEA and Americas for Asia Aviation Capital.

He currently holds an MBA from Dublin Business School and is also a qualified lawyer that was admitted to the role of Solicitors for England and Wales.

Joseph brings strong commercial management experience through his dealing with a wide range of Airlines, Investors, Banks, Lessors and OEMs having focused on all aspects of leased aircraft, trading and debt.

Julie Harrington

Legal

Julie joined the Legal team in September 2018. Prior to Goshawk Julie worked in the legal team of Sky Leasing.

Julie has held a number of roles in banking with a focus on insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings.

Julie holds a BCL in Law with History from University College Dublin.

Justin Brayden

Business Analysis

Justin joined Goshawk in May 2018 on the Business Analysis team with responsibility for the pricing, structuring, and evaluation of commercial and corporate finance opportunities including sale & leaseback transactions, aircraft trading, and debt raising.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Justin worked as a consultant actuary with PwC where his role involved the provision of actuarial audit and advisory services to insurance companies and banks.

Justin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial and Financial Studies from University College Dublin. He is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and a member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.

Kaiori Creed

Sales & Marketing, EMEA

Kaiori is responsible for sourcing and structuring aircraft lease transactions with airlines in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her focus is on originating: sale and leaseback opportunities, used aircraft placements for aircraft in Goshawk’s existing fleet, new aircraft placements for Goshawk’s aircraft order with Airbus and Boeing and other ad-hoc transactions.

Kaiori has over six years leasing experience having spent three years with AWAS prior to joining Goshawk, where her responsibilities included the strategic and financial planning of the company and the financial evaluation of aircraft acquisitions, sales and transitions.

Kaiori began her career in KPMG where she managed audit and advisory engagements for a number of Irish PLCs.Kaiori is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University College Dublin.

Kate Miller

Managed Asset Services

Kate joined the Goshawk Managed Asset Services team in 2021, with responsibility for the management of ABS portfolios and managed structures.

Having originally joined Goshawk in June 2016, Kate led the Group Reporting function, as well as performing a number of roles within Asset Finance, Treasury Finance and Statutory Reporting.

Previously, Kate worked at Standard Chartered Aviation where she gained experience in a number of roles in the Finance department.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) from Trinity College Dublin, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA), completing her training in KPMG Financial Services.

Katie Duggan

Finance

Katie joined the Finance team in February 2019. Prior to joining Goshawk, Katie spent five years as part of the Accounting Advisory department at CrossCountry Consulting in Washington D.C. where she was a Managing Consultant.

Katie is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA), having completed her training in KPMG Dublin as part of the Consumer Industrial Markets Audit department. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Accounting from University College Cork

Katie Nolan

Legal Counsel

Katie joined Goshawk in July 2019 as Legal Counsel. Before joining Goshawk, Katie trained and worked with Matheson Solicitors for six years, gaining experience in a number of areas including aviation finance and leasing, commercial litigation, international business, corporate lending and borrowing and commercial real estate. During this time, Katie also worked on secondment in AWAS as in-house legal counsel between 2013 and 2014.

Katie is an Irish qualified solicitor and has a Bachelor of Law Degree (BCL) and a Masters in International Business Law (LLM) from Maynooth University.

Katy Breen

Finance

Katy joined the Goshawk Finance Team in August 2017 with over 5 years aviation experience. Previously, she held the role of Finance Manager at Avolon. Her career in finance started at Bank of Ireland, where she joined originally on the Group’s Graduate Programme.

Katy is ACCA qualified and holds a diploma in Corporate Finance.

Kelli-Ann Sweeney

Chief Operating Officer

Kelli-Ann joined Goshawk in September 2015 to lead the development of the Goshawk operating platform, processes and systems. She oversees a number of areas including, Contract Management, Deliveries, Insurances, Branding and Communications, Risk, IT & Facilities Management.

Kelli-Ann has over ten years’ aircraft leasing experience. As Head of Transaction Management in RBS Aviation Capital, she was responsible for building and managing the Deliveries and Funding and Contract Management teams.

Kelli-Ann holds a Masters in Business Studies from NUI Galway.

Kevin Kelly

Treasury

Kevin joined Goshawk’s Treasury team in April 2018, primarily focusing on interest rate and foreign exchange risk management. He has over 20 years’ experience across the financial and aircraft leasing sectors.

Prior to joining Goshawk Kevin held various consulting and senior finance and treasury related roles in the banking sector.

Kevin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from the University of Limerick and a Masters in Accounting from UCD Smurfit Business School.

Konrad Blocher

Strategy & Risk

Konrad has over ten years’ experience in the aviation industry. In his previous role at SMBC Aviation Capital, he was primarily responsible for developing and maintaining a suite of risk models. He also served as an internal appraiser and was responsible for management and shareholder reporting.

Konrad was involved in the successful sale of RBS Aviation Capital to SMFG and Sumitomo Corp in 2012 and the acquisition of Sumisho Aircraft Asset Management and Sumitomo Mitsui Aviation Capital by SMBC Aviation Capital in 2013.

Konrad holds a Masters in Statistics and Economics from Warsaw School of Economics, as well as an MBA from University College Dublin. He is an ISTAT Appraiser Candidate.

Lauren Healy

Strategy & Risk

Lauren joined Goshawk on the Graduate Programme in June 2019.

Lauren has recently completed the BSc. Economics and Finance in UCD, in which she spent her third year completing an Aviation Finance internship in PwC.

Leona Hall 

Operations - Office Management

Leona is responsible for the Operations, Office and Facilities Management of Goshawk. She has over 10 years’ experience in operations, office and event management. Leona has been involved in many operations and property projects at Goshawk to include the terrace design and office expansion. She looks after the first aid, fire safety and is a Covid Coordinator – working alongside HR to put all procedures in place. She also manages all internal and client-facing office events to include events at Aviation week conferences. She is on the Sports and Social and CSR committees.

Leona joined from Lone Star where she managed a large office and supported the three Managing Directors of Asset Management & Legal. Prior to working with Lone Star she lived in Australia where she worked in various Office & Events Management & Legal roles.

Leona has a background in legal and studied at the Law Society of Ireland.

Louise McErlean

Legal Counsel

Louise joined Goshawk in June 2016 as Legal Counsel with five years’ transactional experience in aircraft leasing, banking and finance including two and a half years with Elix Aviation Capital and a project with the former RBS Aviation Capital.

Louise is a dual-qualified lawyer in Ireland and New York and has a degree in Common and Civil Law with Hispanic Studies from Queen’s University, Belfast.

Martin Gallagher

Head of Technical Operations

Martin’s role is focused on the technical management of the Group’s aircraft, both owned and managed. Working in aviation for over 28 years, Martin began his career as an engineer with Shannon Aerospace in 1990.

Over the last 17 years, he has worked with several aircraft leasing companies, including BBAM, RBS & MCAP and more recently with NAC as VP Technical.

Martin Keavey

Technical Asset Management

Martin joined Goshawk in October 2017. Martin is responsible for technical management of his assigned fleet.

Martin began his career in Aviation with Shannon Aerospace as an Aviation Maintenance Technician in 1990. For many years he has worked as a consultant for various Aircraft Leasing Companies. Prior to joining Goshawk, Martin worked as an Asset Manager with NAC.

Matthew Gannon

Credit Risk

Matthew joined Goshawk as a Contract Manager in April 2016. In 2019 he transitioned into the Credit Risk department. Prior to joining, he worked at Jetstar Airways based in Singapore and Australia.

Matthew holds a Master in Business Internationalisation and a Business Degree specialising in Economics and Finance from Waterford Institute of Technology.

Mengying Liu

Contract Management

Mengying joined Goshawk as a Contract Manager in December 2018. Prior to joining Goshawk, she most recently worked in SMBC Aviation Capital as a Contract Data Manager.

During her bachelor degree she studied Electronic Engineering and she also holds a MSc in Aviation Finance from Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD.

 

Michela Cera

Contract Management

Michela joined Goshawk as a Contract Manager in November 2018. Prior to joining, she worked within CALC’s marketing team for four years. Earlier in her career, she held a role in international cooperation and events management for a Chinese company in Beijing.

Michela has a Master in Simultaneous Interpretation (Chinese-English-French) from Beijing Foreign Studies University as well as a Master in Governance of International Relations from Sciences Po Toulouse.

Michelle O'Reilly

Head of Human Resources

Michelle joined Goshawk in August 2016 having worked in senior HR roles across a number of sectors including retail, professional services and financial services.

Michelle is responsible for the HR function in Goshawk.

She holds a BSocSc from UCD and a post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management from National College of Ireland.

Ming Zhou

Sale and Marketing, China

Ming has over 20 years’ aviation experience in both the airline and leasing industries. Working with China Eastern for more than eleven years, he progressed from taking responsibility for aircraft financing to overall financial control and planning within the company.

Ming joined GECAS in 2004 where he was primarily responsible for originating leasing and trading transactions with Chinese airlines and financial institutions.

Miriam Brosnan

Treasury

Miriam joined the Treasury team in May 2016. She has over 10 years treasury experience across different roles. Prior to joining Goshawk, Miriam worked in Bank of America as part of the Managed Treasury Liquidity Services team providing outsourced treasury functions such as daily cash and liquidity management, netting, FX trading and hedging programs.

Miriam is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce(International) with German from UCD.

Naomi Tarrant

Finance

Naomi joined the Goshawk Finance Team in June 2019.  Prior to joining Goshawk, Naomi gained fourteen years’ experience in the Financial Services sector, where she held a number of Finance and Treasury roles.

Naomi is a Chartered Accountant, having trained and qualified in Deloitte.   Naomi holds a Masters in Accounting, is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Taxation Institute.

Norah Mooney

Finance

Norah joined the Goshawk Finance Team in September 2019. She has over 7 years’ experience in previous Accounts Payable roles.

Norah is responsible for all Accounts Payable activities including the efficient and timely processing of invoices, process improvements, month end activities and reporting. Norah is the point of contact for supplier queries throughout the year.

Oscely Romero

Finance

Oscely joined the Goshawk Finance team in January 2018 from Shire Pharmaceutical.

Oscely is responsible for all Accounts Payable activities including the efficient and timely processing of invoices, preparation of bank reconciliations, month end activities and reporting. Oscely is the point of contact for supplier queries throughout the year.

Paul Hannawin

Operations - IT Management

Paul joined Goshawk in July 2018 as IT Manager with over 18 years’ experience designing, implementing and managing enterprise data centre systems, networks and applications.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Paul was Head of IT in a UK Government body. Paul has previously held a number of management and senior technical IT engineering roles in both the UK private and public sectors.

He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Science from the University of Ulster and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

Paul Murphy

Head of Finance

Paul joined Goshawk in June 2018 from ORIX Aviation where he was Director, Group Accounting & Treasury. Prior to that he held a number of senior Finance roles in Banking and Wealth Management. He trained and qualified with KPMG before going on to become a manager in their Financial Services Audit practice, working with clients in Aviation Finance, Banking and Asset Management.

Paul is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD and a Master of Accounting from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Peter Caley

Chief Legal Officer

Peter joined Goshawk in 2015 from Avolon. After he qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2001, he spent ten years in private practice and was based both in London and the Middle East. Throughout this period, Peter specialised in asset financing (with a particular emphasis on aircraft) and leasing work.

Over the course of his private practice career he acted for a number of banks, lessors, airlines and export credit agencies. In 2011 Peter joined Avolon’s legal team where he was involved in a wide range of aircraft leasing, sale and financing transactions (including capital market, ECA and Ex-Im financings) and Avolon’s manufacturer orders.

Philip Gallagher

Finance

Philip joined the Goshawk Finance Team in March 2021.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Philip worked in Flutter Entertainment as a Senior Internal Auditor. Previous to this, Philip worked in EY in Dublin as an Audit Assistant Manager. During his five years in EY Dublin, Philip primarily worked across the Aviation Finance and Global Payments Processing industries.

Philip holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from the Technological University of Dublin. Philip is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Philip O'Reilly

Tax

Philip joined the Tax team in January 2018. For the previous six years, he specialised in providing tax advisory services in the aviation sector in the Financial Services Tax department in KPMG, working as Tax Manager for the last two and a half years.

Philip holds a Bachelor in Common Law and a Higher Diploma in Accounting and Corporate Finance from University College Cork and a Master of Accounting from the Michael Smurfit Business School University College Dublin. He is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute.

Ruth Kelly

Chief Executive Officer

Ruth has been working in aviation for almost 20 years in a variety of senior financial roles with both established and start-up aircraft leasing enterprises.

A founding member of RBS Aviation Capital (“RBSAC”), she held a number of executive roles in the company. These included Head of Investor Markets (with the global responsibility for aircraft trading, debt syndication and sourcing financing) and Head of Risk and Strategy. She was part of the founding team of Goshawk which was established in 2013 and became CEO of the business in 2015.

Ruth is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD and a Masters in Accounting from UCD Smurfit Business School.

Sandy Ko

Operations - Office Management, Hong Kong

Sandy joined Goshawk in August 2019 as Office Manager and is responsible for office operations in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Sandy worked for PwC Hong Kong. With over eight years’ experience in general administration, event planning and project management – Sandy was responsible for the overseeing of daily operations at their Executive Conference Centre. She also led on the upskilling of internal teams, through the facilitation of various learning and development courses. In addition, Sandy has a background in customer service. This included ten years at Cathay Pacific Airways, in a client facing role.

Sandy holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business and Management and an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Administration and Governance, with distinction.

Sarah Foy

Finance

Sarah joined Goshawk in September 2018 as a member of the Operations Team. She has over 10 years’ experience in customer facing roles and training and development within the aviation and corporate environment.

In April 2020, Sarah joined the finance department as a member of the accounts payable team within the Group Reporting function. She is responsible for and assists with all accounts payable activities such as processing invoices, month end activities, process improvements, and supplier queries.

Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Therapy and Training from Dublin City University and a Professional Diploma in Management from Dublin Business School. She is currently undertaking a Diploma in Accounting and Finance in DBS.

Sarah Harmon

Legal Counsel

Sarah joined Goshawk in April 2020 as Legal Counsel. Prior to joining Goshawk, Sarah spent over 4 years working in the International Asset Finance team at Mason Hayes & Curran. Previous to that, Sarah practised as a solicitor in England specialising in shipping litigation and dispute resolution, and in Ireland practising in professional indemnity insurance and commercial litigation.

Sarah is a dual qualified solicitor in Ireland and England & Wales. Sarah holds a Bachelor in Civil Law from University College Dublin, a Masters in Maritime and Transport Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Diploma in Aviation Finance and Leasing from the Law Society of Ireland.

Seán Leland

Business Analysis

Seán joined the Business Analysis team at Goshawk in September 2019. His responsibilities include analyzing and pricing commercial deals including aircraft acquisitions, sales and remarketing along with debt raises.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Seán spent 3 years in EY as a senior manager in the aviation assurance team where he provided audit and advisory services to clients in the aircraft leasing industry.

Seán holds a Bachelor’s of Business Studies from the University of Limerick and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Sean O'Riordan

Finance

Sean joined the Goshawk Finance team in May 2018 from EY where he had worked primarily with clients in aircraft leasing, banking and capital markets.

Sean is also a qualified accountant (ACA), having completed his training contract in the Aircraft Leasing and Banking Audit department of EY.

Stephen O’Dwyer

Sales & Marketing, EMEA

Stephen is responsible for structuring and evaluating commercial opportunities in both trading and sale-leaseback acquisitions with Goshawk, as well as aircraft transitions and disposals.He joins Goshawk following 2 years originating aircraft acquisition, financing and remarketing opportunities in the EMA region at SKY Leasing.

Prior to SKY, Stephen led the Group Finance and Leasing function at ASL Aviation Group, financing 40+ aircraft and was responsible for the financial evaluation of aircraft acquisitions, freighter conversions, sales and transitions. Stephen started his career at KPMG where he worked in the M&A and Aviation Advisory/Audit teams collaborating with many of the leading names in the leasing sector on project and seconded engagements.

He is an Irish qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA) and has both a degree in Business and Legal Studies (BBLS) from University College Dublin and a Masters in Accounting (MAcc) from the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School.

Stephen Verso

Business Analysis

Stephen joined the Business Analysis team in August 2018. Prior to joining Goshawk, Stephen spent 4 years with HSBC Global Asset Management, in London, as Head of Client Planning and Analytics providing insights for the Global Banking Key Clients. Previous to this, he spent 2 years with the Corporate Banking team in HSBC, Dublin and also completed the AIB graduate programme.

Stephen holds a Masters in Business Management from UCD Smurfit Business School and a Bachelor of Science from UCD. In addition, he is a CFA Level II candidate and QFA qualified.

Susan Kelleher

Finance

Susan joined the Goshawk Finance team in August 2019. Prior to joining Goshawk, Susan spent 2 years as Finance Manager at Techspace in London, a real estate company that provides flexible workspaces for technology start-ups.

Susan is a qualified accountant (ACA), having undertaken her training contract while working at PwC. Susan holds a BA in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin.

Tamara Meixner

Technical Asset Management

Tamara joined Goshawk in September 2015 as Office Manager. After moving to the Technical Asset Management team in April 2018 with a focus on the technical database management specialising in Leasepoint, My Boeing Fleet, Airbus World as well as inspection scheduling, Tamara joined the team as Technical Asset Manager in 2019 responsible for a portfolio of aircraft based in EMEA and Asia.

Tamara has over 25 years’ experience in managing projects and supporting executives in the Aviation, IT and Finance sector in Ireland and Germany and joined from Alexion where she supported the EVP Global Operations. Prior to working with Alexion, she worked at AWAS, supporting the COO.

Tamara holds a Diploma in Office Management, a Certificate in Business Studies from the Open University, a Certificate in Business Systems Analysis from the National College of Ireland and a Certificate in Aircraft Acquisition and Finance from IT Carlow.

Thomas Bambrick

Technical Asset Management

Thomas joined Goshawk’s Technical Asset Management department in July 2018.

Thomas spent 10 years in ASL Airlines Ireland (formerly Air Contractors), holding several roles, the last of which was as Technical Services Manager where in addition to leading the technical services, planning, technical records and library teams he was responsible for the continuing airworthiness function within the airline. Throughout his time with ASL, Thomas managed multiple aircraft transitions to the fleet including cargo conversions and passenger reconfigurations.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Thomas worked with Ping An Aircraft Leasing in Technical Asset Management where he was responsible for the technical management of the owned and managed fleet.

Thomas holds a BEng (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering in addition to a Specialist Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from the University of Limerick and a Diploma in Management from DIT.

Thomas Phelan

Technical Asset Management

Thomas Phelan joined the Technical Asset Management department in July 2018.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Thomas spent 6 years with Engine Lease Finance Corporation in Shannon working with the Technical Department, responsible for the management of engine assets for the EMEA team and also project managing various projects.

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Limerick.

Trish Smith

Head of Transaction Management

Trish has responsibility for the Contract Management team which is key in building the relationship with our airline customers, protecting Goshawk’s interests, and supporting the company as it grows.

Before Goshawk, Trish worked for Investec as part of their global aviation team, and has also worked for EY in Risk Advisory and with the UK financial regulator supervising major US investment banking groups.

Trish has a degree in Management Science & Information Systems Studies from Trinity College Dublin.

Warren Brennan

Technical Asset Management

Warren has over 18 years’ experience working in the aviation industry. Warren worked in Ryanair before moving onto Cityjet in 2004.

Prior to joining Goshawk Warren was the Head of Technical Planning and Maintenance Records managing a team of 10 people along with being a Form 4 holder. Warren was responsible for all aircraft coming into Cityjet from a technical stand point, as well has handing back aircraft at lease end and has handled over 50 aircraft transactions.

Warren is currently studying for an MSc in Aviation Management and holds a Part-M and Part -145 diplomas.

Wui Jin Woon

Head of Asia

Wui Jin joined Goshawk in May 2018 with more than 15 years of aviation and financing experience.

Before joining Goshawk, Wui Jin was the Head of Aviation, Asia Pacific at Natixis, providing financing solutions for airlines and aircraft lessors in the region. In addition, Wui Jin has worked at Hong Kong Aviation Capital / Avolon, AWAS, RBS Aviation Capital and Freshfields in various roles ranging from corporate finance to legal.

Wui Jin is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and holds an MSc in Economics (University of London) and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxford).