Non-executive director and aviation consultant.
John led the initial public offering and New York Stock Exchange listing of Genesis Lease Limited, a global aircraft leasing company, where he served as Chairman and CEO from 2006 until its merger with AerCap in 2010. Previously, he held senior management positions at Lloyds TSB Bank and debis AirFinance (now AerCap) and executive roles at GE Capital Aviation Services, GPA Group and Aer Lingus.
His non-executive directorships include BNP Paribas Ireland (Chairman) and Genesis Aircraft Services as well as a number of aviation leasing ABS structures/portfolio companies. He served as a non-executive director of Wizz Air from 2012 to 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway and post-graduate diplomas in Accounting and Finance (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Computer Modelling & Simulation (Trinity College Dublin). He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors.