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

Álvaro Fuertes

Corporate Finance

Aman Kochher

Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific

Amanda Carroll

Finance

Amy Torrie

Operations - Deliveries and Insurance

Álvaro joined the Goshawk team in February 2018 and has responsibility for Goshawk’s debt-capital-raising and corporate finance activities.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Álvaro held a Vice-President position with DVB Bank covering the EMEA region and before that was a founding member of the Structured and Corporate Finance team of International Airlines Group created after the merger between British Airways and Iberia.

Álvaro is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), holds a double degree in Business Administration and Law by Universidad Autónoma in Madrid and is a Spanish Qualified Lawyer and a Member of the Colégio de Abogados de Madrid (Legal Bar Association of Madrid).

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

Andy Carlisle

Chief Technical Officer

Austin Kenny

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

Ben Crosby

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

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.

Andy has 40 years experience in the aviation industry, having started his career as an avionics engineer. For the past 30 years he has worked in aircraft leasing in both Technical and Marketing roles with GPA, GECAS, Magellan Air, RBS Aviation Capital, Investec Bank and Goshawk.

Andy built up technical teams from scratch in Magellan, RBS and Investec as well as Goshawk and was responsible for major purchase programmes of new aircraft from Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer and ATR.

Andy is an ISTAT Certified Senior Aircraft Appraiser and examiner. He is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Wings Club.

Austin joined the Commercial & Corporate Finance team in June 2018 and his responsibilities include analysing, structuring and pricing transactions originated by the commercial team and supporting corporate finance debt raising activities.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Austin spent 5 years at Milestone Aviation Group, where he most recently held the position of Financial Controller. Previously Austin was Retail UK Finance Manager at Bank of Ireland and Assistant Manager at EY, where he provided audit and advisory services to clients in the aircraft leasing, asset management and banking sectors.

Austin is a Chartered Accountant and CFA charterholder, and has a Master of Accounting degree from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Ben joined Goshawk in September 2018 as a member of the Commercial and Corporate Finance Support team. Prior to Goshawk, he was Assistant Vice President, Capital Markets at SKY Leasing Ireland, underwriting aircraft acquisitions and supporting the company’s debt fund raising efforts. Prior to that, Ben was an Analyst at SKY Holding Company in San Francisco, working as part of the commercial team on mid-life lease extensions, aircraft sales and securitization management.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting with a minor in Economics, and a Master of Science, Financial Accounting from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Brendan Heneghan

Financial Planning and Analysis

Caitríona Jennings

Head of Tax

Carina Ryan

Trading

Christine Obrycki

Sales & Marketing, Americas

Brendan joined the Goshawk team in October 2018 and has responsibility for FP&A activities. 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.

Caitríona joined Goshawk in autumn of 2016 and is responsible for the group tax function. Prior to this, Caitríona was a Tax Director in PwC where she practiced for 15 years in the financial services industry, advising international leasing companies, Irish and international banks and treasury companies on both domestic and international tax matters.

Caitríona specialises in tax structuring within Ireland, assessing the relevant domestic, withholding and transaction tax considerations. Caitríona has a BA in Law and Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant as well as a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser.

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.

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.

Colin Golden

Chief Financial Officer

Damian Howley

Head of Treasury

Daniel Claffey

Technical Asset Management

David Mitchell

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

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.

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 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.

David joined Goshawk’s Commercial and Corporate Finance team in December 2016. David is responsible for the pricing, structuring, and evaluation of commercial and corporate finance opportunities, including sale & leaseback transactions, portfolio acquisitions, and aircraft trading. 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 Credit Risk

David Rogers

Technical Asset Management

Deirdre Quinlan

Treasury

Des Clarke

Technical Asset Management

David has been with Goshawk since 2015 and is responsible for managing the airline credit risk function globally. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial and aircraft leasing sectors, and previously worked at SMBC Aviation Capital and NCB Stockbrokers (now owned by Investec).

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

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 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.

Des joined Goshawk in September 2018.

Edel Brennan

Head of Corporate Finance & Commercial Support

Ellen Sherry

Operations

Emmet McCourt

Technical Asset Management

Eoin Dunford

Finance

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 joined Intrepid Aviation as Financial Controller Ireland. Initially, Edel joined Goshawk as Financial Accountant and was promoted to Head of Corporate Finance & Commercial Support in October 2017.

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

Ellen is a member of the operations team and is primarily responsible for Brand Marketing, the CRM system and Document Management. 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.

Before joining Goshawk in 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 joined Goshawk as a Financial Accountant in September 2018. Prior to joining, Eoin worked as a Financial Accountant with Sky Leasing.

Eoin is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA), having completed his training contract in KPMG’s aircraft leasing audit department. Eoin graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Cork in 2012.

Galvia Cavanagh

Finance

Gareth Dunne

Legal Counsel

Graeme Hughes

Legal Counsel

James Caslin

Finance

Galvia Cavanagh joined the Goshawk finance team in April 2016.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Galvia gained nine years’ experience in the Financial Services sector where she provided specialist bespoke investment management services to family offices, private investors and investment funds.

Galvia has a Bachelor of Economics & Psychology from The National University of Ireland, Galway. Galvia is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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.

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.

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

Joanne Gritti

Treasury

Jonathan Linehan

Treasury

Julian Chau

Technical Asset Management

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.

Jo joined Goshawk Treasury in July 2018. Jo qualified as a Chartered Accountant in KPMG Nottingham and has over 10 years’ experience in a variety of Finance and Treasury roles, including both Group Financial Accountant and Treasury Accountant for FTSE 100 company Experian plc. Most recently, Jo was part of the Financial Accounting Advisory team in Grant Thornton where she gained a variety of technical accounting experience across multiple industries, including aircraft leasing

Jo holds a Bachelor in Business (hons) from Durham University and has also completed the Certificate in International Treasury Management from the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

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.

Julian joined Goshawk with 30 years of aviation experience. Prior to joining, Julian worked as a technical consultant for a couple of leasing companies and a start-up Hong Kong airline. Julian is based in Goshawk’s Hong Kong office and manages the company’s technical assets in the Asia Region.

His career in aviation commenced at Provincetown Boston Airlines and United Airlines in their shop and line maintenance divisions respectively. Julian then embarked on a long career in various technical sections within the Engineering Department of Cathay Pacific Airways.

Julian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from Saint Louis University (USA) and is a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Aircraft Division). He also holds a FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.

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Julie Harrington

Legal

Kaiori Creed

Sales & Marketing, EMEA

Kate McKenna

Finance

Katy Dempsey

Finance

Julie joined Goshawk in September 2018.

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 Finance team in June 2016. Prior to joining Goshawk, Kate worked at Standard Chartered Aviation where she gained experience in a number of roles in the Finance department.

Kate is a qualified accountant (ACA), having undertaken her training contract in the KPMG Financial Services Audit department. Kate holds a degree in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin.

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

Kevin Phelan

Operations - Contract Management

Konrad Blocher

Strategy & Risk Management

Kyle Emond

Legal Counsel

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, 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 in May 2016 as a Contract Manager. Prior to joining Goshawk, Kevin completed a number of internships in corporate law firms gaining experience in transactional based work.

Kevin holds a Law (BCL) degree from University College Cork and an LL.M. in International Commercial Law from the University of Limerick.

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.

Kyle joined Goshawk in September 2018 as Legal Counsel. Prior to joining Goshawk, Kyle gained aviation experience with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and Sky Leasing. Kyle also trained and worked as an Associate with MLT Aikins LLP for over 2 years.

He is a Canadian qualified lawyer and has a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba.

Leona Hall 

Operations - Office Management

Louise McErlean

Legal Counsel

Martin Gallagher

Head of Technical Operations

Martin Keavey

Technical Asset Management

Leona is responsible for the Operations and Office Management of Goshawk. She has over 10 years’ experience in office management, supporting executives and managing projects and events in both Ireland and Australia.

Leona joined from Lone Star where she 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 holds a Diploma in Legal Studies from 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’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 Gannon

Operations - Contract Management

Michelle O'Reilly

Head of Human Resources

Ming Zhou

Sale and Marketing, China

Molly O’Keeffe

Human Resources

Matthew joined Goshawk as a Contract Manager in April 2016. 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.

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.

Molly joined Goshawk in October 2018. Prior to joining, she worked in Human Resources consultancy for Irish SMEs. She holds a BA from University College Dublin and is CIPD qualified.

At Goshawk, Molly supports the HR function across the business, including talent acquisition, on-boarding, and employee engagement.

Oscely Romero

Finance

Panos Zacharopoulos

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

Paul Cassidy

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

Paul Hannawin

Operations - IT Management

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.

Panos started his career in aviation as a trainee at GA Telesis in the United States specialising in non-destructive and mechanical testing for aircraft components as well as in aircraft leasing. He subsequently worked for Montrose Global, a regional aircraft leasing company originally owned by Bank of America in London. In January 2018, Panos joined the Corporate Finance and Commercial support team of Goshawk in Hong Kong.

Panos holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering both from Imperial College London.

Paul has over 5 years aviation finance experience, starting his career in KPMG working in an aviation finance audit team servicing an array of lessors based in Dublin. He subsequently worked in SKY Leasing, a rapidly growing lessor funded by ATL Partners and PSP Investments.

With SKY he worked as a pricing analyst focusing on financial evaluation of aircraft acquisitions and lessor peer reviews. In September 2018, Paul joined the Commercial and Corporate finance support team of Goshawk in Dublin as part of the SKY leasing acquisition.

Paul holds a BA in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin, is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. Paul is also a CFA Level I Candidate.

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 Laszzalette

Finance

Paul Murphy

Financial Controller

Peter Caley

Chief Legal Officer

Peter Watson

Chief Commercial Officer

Paul joined Goshawk in November 2017. Prior to joining, Paul held the position of Assistant Vice President Finance at FPG Amentum where he was responsible for the company’s financial reporting, tax compliance & audit.

Paul is a qualified accountant (ACCA) and holds a BA in Accounting & 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 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.

Peter became Chief Commercial Officer of Goshawk in April 2015. He has over 20 years of aviation experience in the airline and leasing industries.

Peter joined Freshfields in 1996 before moving to British Airways in 2000 where he went on to run the aircraft finance and trading team. In November 2005, he joined Allco Finance Group where he was responsible for originating and structuring aircraft leasing transactions. He subsequently spent a year with Hong Kong Aviation Capital following its purchase of the Allco aviation division before joining Investec in May 2011.

Peter is a qualified solicitor.

Philip O'Reilly

Tax

Pilar Dolç Vázquez

Legal Counsel

Robert Murphy

Credit Risk

Ross Richardson

Finance

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.

Pilar joined the Legal team at Goshawk in April 2017 and is responsible for Corporate Governance, Data Protection and Compliance matters. Prior to joining Goshawk, she spent two and a half years in the Airbus Legal & Compliance Department in the UK and Spain.

Pilar holds a Master in Professional Development from the Universidad Alcalá de Henares and a Master’s Degree in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, is a Spanish Qualified Lawyer and a Member of the Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (Legal Bar Association of Madrid).

Robert joined Goshawk in June 2016 as Credit Analyst focusing on EMEA and the Americas.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Robert led Investec Bank’s pan-European airlines and aviation equity research. Before that, he held positions with Aer Lingus, Cowen and Company and State Street Global Advisors (formerly Bank of Ireland Asset Management).

Robert is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), holds a Masters in Finance and Capital Markets (Dublin City University) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Trinity College Dublin).

Ross joined the Finance team in Goshawk in January 2018. Prior to joining Goshawk, Ross worked with PWC in Oslo, providing audit and accounting advisory services to clients in the Shipping industry.

Ross is a qualified accountant (ACA), having completed his training contract with Deloitte in the financial services department.

Ruth Kelly

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Foy

Operations - Reception

Sean O'Riordan

Finance

Sinead O'Donnell

Finance

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.

Sarah joined Goshawk in September 2018 as a member of the Operations Team. She has over 8 years’ experience in customer facing roles and training and development within the aviation and corporate environment.

Sarah worked with Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, New York and Dublin and held roles in Guest Services, Operations and Aviation Health Training. She then moved into the corporate environment as a Client Receptionist in Arthur Cox.

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.

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.

Sinead joined the Goshawk finance team in September 2018. Prior to joining, Sinead worked as Financial Controller with Sky Leasing having gained prior aviation experience working as a senior financial accountant in Norwegian Air Shuttle in its asset management team.

Sinead graduated with a Bachelor of Corporate Law from NUIG and is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute.

Stephen Murphy

Head of Corporate Finance

Stephen O’Dwyer

Sales & Marketing, EMEA

Stephen Verso

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

Tamara Meixner

Technical Database Management 

Stephen has responsibility for Goshawk’s debt-capital-raising and corporate finance activities and was promoted to Head of Corporate Finance in October 2017. With 14 years’ aviation and financing experience, he has previously worked for HSBC Bank plc, Bank of Ireland and Deloitte. Most recently, Stephen spent a number of years establishing HSBC’s aviation business in Ireland, dealing with lessors across the entire capital markets spectrum.

Stephen has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters of Business Studies, both from University College Cork.

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 Commercial and Corporate Finance department 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.

Tamara joined Goshawk in September 2015 as Office Manager. In April 2018, she moved into the Technical Asset Management team with a focus on the technical database management specialising in Leasepoint, My Boeing Fleet, Airbus World as well as inspection scheduling.

Tamara has over 20 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 Phelan

Technical Asset Management

Trish Smith

Head of Contract Management

Wui Jin Woon

Head of Asia

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 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.

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).

Álvaro Fuertes

Corporate Finance

Álvaro joined the Goshawk team in February 2018 and has responsibility for Goshawk’s debt-capital-raising and corporate finance activities.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Álvaro held a Vice-President position with DVB Bank covering the EMEA region and before that was a founding member of the Structured and Corporate Finance team of International Airlines Group created after the merger between British Airways and Iberia.

Álvaro is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), holds a double degree in Business Administration and Law by Universidad Autónoma in Madrid and is a Spanish Qualified Lawyer and a Member of the Colégio de Abogados de Madrid (Legal Bar Association of Madrid).

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

Operations - 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.

Andy Carlisle

Chief Technical Officer

Andy has 40 years experience in the aviation industry, having started his career as an avionics engineer. For the past 30 years he has worked in aircraft leasing in both Technical and Marketing roles with GPA, GECAS, Magellan Air, RBS Aviation Capital, Investec Bank and Goshawk.

Andy built up technical teams from scratch in Magellan, RBS and Investec as well as Goshawk and was responsible for major purchase programmes of new aircraft from Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer and ATR.

Andy is an ISTAT Certified Senior Aircraft Appraiser and examiner. He is a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Wings Club.

Austin Kenny

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

Austin joined the Commercial & Corporate Finance team in June 2018 and his responsibilities include analysing, structuring and pricing transactions originated by the commercial team and supporting corporate finance debt raising activities.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Austin spent 5 years at Milestone Aviation Group, where he most recently held the position of Financial Controller. Previously Austin was Retail UK Finance Manager at Bank of Ireland and Assistant Manager at EY, where he provided audit and advisory services to clients in the aircraft leasing, asset management and banking sectors.

Austin is a Chartered Accountant and CFA charterholder, and has a Master of Accounting degree from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Ben Crosby

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

Ben joined Goshawk in September 2018 as a member of the Commercial and Corporate Finance Support team. Prior to Goshawk, he was Assistant Vice President, Capital Markets at SKY Leasing Ireland, underwriting aircraft acquisitions and supporting the company’s debt fund raising efforts. Prior to that, Ben was an Analyst at SKY Holding Company in San Francisco, working as part of the commercial team on mid-life lease extensions, aircraft sales and securitization management.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting with a minor in Economics, and a Master of Science, Financial Accounting from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Brendan Heneghan

Financial Planning and Analysis

Brendan joined the Goshawk team in October 2018 and has responsibility for FP&A activities. 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.

Caitríona Jennings

Head of Tax

Caitríona joined Goshawk in autumn of 2016 and is responsible for the group tax function. Prior to this, Caitríona was a Tax Director in PwC where she practiced for 15 years in the financial services industry, advising international leasing companies, Irish and international banks and treasury companies on both domestic and international tax matters.

Caitríona specialises in tax structuring within Ireland, assessing the relevant domestic, withholding and transaction tax considerations. Caitríona has a BA in Law and Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant as well as a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser.

Carina Ryan

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

David Mitchell

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

David joined Goshawk’s Commercial and Corporate Finance team in December 2016. David is responsible for the pricing, structuring, and evaluation of commercial and corporate finance opportunities, including sale & leaseback transactions, portfolio acquisitions, and aircraft trading. 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 Credit Risk

David has been with Goshawk since 2015 and is responsible for managing the airline credit risk function globally. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial and aircraft leasing sectors, and previously worked at SMBC Aviation Capital and NCB Stockbrokers (now owned by Investec).

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

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.

Des Clarke

Technical Asset Management

Des joined Goshawk in September 2018.

Edel Brennan

Head of Corporate Finance & Commercial Support

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 joined Intrepid Aviation as Financial Controller Ireland. Initially, Edel joined Goshawk as Financial Accountant and was promoted to Head of Corporate Finance & Commercial Support in October 2017.

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 and is primarily responsible for Brand Marketing, the CRM system and Document Management. 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.

Before joining Goshawk in 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 Dunford

Finance

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

Eoin is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA), having completed his training contract in KPMG’s aircraft leasing audit department. Eoin graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Cork in 2012.

Galvia Cavanagh

Finance

Galvia Cavanagh joined the Goshawk finance team in April 2016.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Galvia gained nine years’ experience in the Financial Services sector where she provided specialist bespoke investment management services to family offices, private investors and investment funds.

Galvia has a Bachelor of Economics & Psychology from The National University of Ireland, Galway. Galvia is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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.

Graeme Hughes

Legal Counsel

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.

James Caslin

Finance

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.

Joanne Gritti

Treasury

Jo joined Goshawk Treasury in July 2018. Jo qualified as a Chartered Accountant in KPMG Nottingham and has over 10 years’ experience in a variety of Finance and Treasury roles, including both Group Financial Accountant and Treasury Accountant for FTSE 100 company Experian plc. Most recently, Jo was part of the Financial Accounting Advisory team in Grant Thornton where she gained a variety of technical accounting experience across multiple industries, including aircraft leasing

Jo holds a Bachelor in Business (hons) from Durham University and has also completed the Certificate in International Treasury Management from the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

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.

Julian Chau

Technical Asset Management

Julian joined Goshawk with 30 years of aviation experience. Prior to joining, Julian worked as a technical consultant for a couple of leasing companies and a start-up Hong Kong airline. Julian is based in Goshawk’s Hong Kong office and manages the company’s technical assets in the Asia Region.

His career in aviation commenced at Provincetown Boston Airlines and United Airlines in their shop and line maintenance divisions respectively. Julian then embarked on a long career in various technical sections within the Engineering Department of Cathay Pacific Airways.

Julian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from Saint Louis University (USA) and is a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Aircraft Division). He also holds a FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.

Julie Harrington

Legal

Julie joined Goshawk in September 2018.

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 McKenna

Finance

Kate joined the Finance team in June 2016. Prior to joining Goshawk, Kate worked at Standard Chartered Aviation where she gained experience in a number of roles in the Finance department.

Kate is a qualified accountant (ACA), having undertaken her training contract in the KPMG Financial Services Audit department. Kate holds a degree in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin.

Katy Dempsey

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, 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 Phelan

Operations - Contract Management

Kevin joined Goshawk in May 2016 as a Contract Manager. Prior to joining Goshawk, Kevin completed a number of internships in corporate law firms gaining experience in transactional based work.

Kevin holds a Law (BCL) degree from University College Cork and an LL.M. in International Commercial Law from the University of Limerick.

Konrad Blocher

Strategy & Risk Management

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.

Kyle Emond

Legal Counsel

Kyle joined Goshawk in September 2018 as Legal Counsel. Prior to joining Goshawk, Kyle gained aviation experience with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and Sky Leasing. Kyle also trained and worked as an Associate with MLT Aikins LLP for over 2 years.

He is a Canadian qualified lawyer and has a Juris Doctor degree and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba.

Leona Hall 

Operations - Office Management

Leona is responsible for the Operations and Office Management of Goshawk. She has over 10 years’ experience in office management, supporting executives and managing projects and events in both Ireland and Australia.

Leona joined from Lone Star where she 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 holds a Diploma in Legal Studies from 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

Operations - Contract Management

Matthew joined Goshawk as a Contract Manager in April 2016. 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.

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.

Molly O’Keeffe

Human Resources

Molly joined Goshawk in October 2018. Prior to joining, she worked in Human Resources consultancy for Irish SMEs. She holds a BA from University College Dublin and is CIPD qualified.

At Goshawk, Molly supports the HR function across the business, including talent acquisition, on-boarding, and employee engagement.

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.

Panos Zacharopoulos

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

Panos started his career in aviation as a trainee at GA Telesis in the United States specialising in non-destructive and mechanical testing for aircraft components as well as in aircraft leasing. He subsequently worked for Montrose Global, a regional aircraft leasing company originally owned by Bank of America in London. In January 2018, Panos joined the Corporate Finance and Commercial support team of Goshawk in Hong Kong.

Panos holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering both from Imperial College London.

Paul Cassidy

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

Paul has over 5 years aviation finance experience, starting his career in KPMG working in an aviation finance audit team servicing an array of lessors based in Dublin. He subsequently worked in SKY Leasing, a rapidly growing lessor funded by ATL Partners and PSP Investments.

With SKY he worked as a pricing analyst focusing on financial evaluation of aircraft acquisitions and lessor peer reviews. In September 2018, Paul joined the Commercial and Corporate finance support team of Goshawk in Dublin as part of the SKY leasing acquisition.

Paul holds a BA in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin, is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. Paul is also a CFA Level I Candidate.

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 Laszzalette

Finance

Paul joined Goshawk in November 2017. Prior to joining, Paul held the position of Assistant Vice President Finance at FPG Amentum where he was responsible for the company’s financial reporting, tax compliance & audit.

Paul is a qualified accountant (ACCA) and holds a BA in Accounting & Finance.

Paul Murphy

Financial Controller

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.

Peter Watson

Chief Commercial Officer

Peter became Chief Commercial Officer of Goshawk in April 2015. He has over 20 years of aviation experience in the airline and leasing industries.

Peter joined Freshfields in 1996 before moving to British Airways in 2000 where he went on to run the aircraft finance and trading team. In November 2005, he joined Allco Finance Group where he was responsible for originating and structuring aircraft leasing transactions. He subsequently spent a year with Hong Kong Aviation Capital following its purchase of the Allco aviation division before joining Investec in May 2011.

Peter is a qualified solicitor.

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.

Pilar Dolç Vázquez

Legal Counsel

Pilar joined the Legal team at Goshawk in April 2017 and is responsible for Corporate Governance, Data Protection and Compliance matters. Prior to joining Goshawk, she spent two and a half years in the Airbus Legal & Compliance Department in the UK and Spain.

Pilar holds a Master in Professional Development from the Universidad Alcalá de Henares and a Master’s Degree in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, is a Spanish Qualified Lawyer and a Member of the Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (Legal Bar Association of Madrid).

Robert Murphy

Credit Risk

Robert joined Goshawk in June 2016 as Credit Analyst focusing on EMEA and the Americas.

Prior to joining Goshawk, Robert led Investec Bank’s pan-European airlines and aviation equity research. Before that, he held positions with Aer Lingus, Cowen and Company and State Street Global Advisors (formerly Bank of Ireland Asset Management).

Robert is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), holds a Masters in Finance and Capital Markets (Dublin City University) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Trinity College Dublin).

Ross Richardson

Finance

Ross joined the Finance team in Goshawk in January 2018. Prior to joining Goshawk, Ross worked with PWC in Oslo, providing audit and accounting advisory services to clients in the Shipping industry.

Ross is a qualified accountant (ACA), having completed his training contract with Deloitte in the financial services department.

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.

Sarah Foy

Operations - Reception

Sarah joined Goshawk in September 2018 as a member of the Operations Team. She has over 8 years’ experience in customer facing roles and training and development within the aviation and corporate environment.

Sarah worked with Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, New York and Dublin and held roles in Guest Services, Operations and Aviation Health Training. She then moved into the corporate environment as a Client Receptionist in Arthur Cox.

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.

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.

Sinead O'Donnell

Finance

Sinead joined the Goshawk finance team in September 2018. Prior to joining, Sinead worked as Financial Controller with Sky Leasing having gained prior aviation experience working as a senior financial accountant in Norwegian Air Shuttle in its asset management team.

Sinead graduated with a Bachelor of Corporate Law from NUIG and is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute.

Stephen Murphy

Head of Corporate Finance

Stephen has responsibility for Goshawk’s debt-capital-raising and corporate finance activities and was promoted to Head of Corporate Finance in October 2017. With 14 years’ aviation and financing experience, he has previously worked for HSBC Bank plc, Bank of Ireland and Deloitte. Most recently, Stephen spent a number of years establishing HSBC’s aviation business in Ireland, dealing with lessors across the entire capital markets spectrum.

Stephen has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters of Business Studies, both from University College Cork.

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

Commercial & Corporate Finance Support

Stephen joined the Commercial and Corporate Finance department 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.

Tamara Meixner

Technical Database Management 

Tamara joined Goshawk in September 2015 as Office Manager. In April 2018, she moved into the Technical Asset Management team with a focus on the technical database management specialising in Leasepoint, My Boeing Fleet, Airbus World as well as inspection scheduling.

Tamara has over 20 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 Contract 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.

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).