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Marketing team

Liam Kavanagh, Chief Commercial Officer, Trading, Macquarie AirFinance

Industry experience: 26 Years

Liam has been responsible for originating and closing more than $US3 billion of aircraft financing for clients worldwide. His industry achievements have been recognised with two independent Deal of the Year awards.

Liam started his aircraft finance career with National Westminster Bank, serving 10 years in corporate and investment banking.

He joined Halifax plc (later HBOS) in 1999 where he led deal origination in North America and subsequently deal origination and airline relationship management on a global basis.

He was appointed Head of Aircraft Finance for HBOS in 2008.


Edwin Tan, Senior Vice President, Marketing Asia Pacific, Macquarie AirFinance

Industry experience: 12 Years

Edwin has marketing responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region.

He has previously worked in the aircraft sales team at Singapore Airlines, as Head of Aerospace in the Singapore Economic Development Board developing and executing strategies to grow the Singapore aerospace industry, and as Senior Director, Leasing with AerCap with responsibilities throughout Asia-Pacific.

Edwin holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore.


Bruce Hogarth, Vice President, Marketing, Macquarie AirFinance

Industry experience: 18 Years

Bruce has marketing responsibility throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

He joined Macquarie AirFinance on its inception in 2006 after 10 years at GATX Air. Bruce has also worked at Boeing as Sales Director responsible for Brazil, Bolivia and Uruguay and later for worldwide marketing and has held positions at Embraer and Mitsubishi Aircraft International.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.


Stephen McCullen, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Macquarie AirFinance

Industry experience: 17 Years

Stephen has marketing responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

He has held numerous roles across the aviation industry, including as Vice President Origination with Amentum Capital (HSH Nordbank), Vice President Sales and Marketing with Macquarie Aviation Capital and Marketing Analyst with Orix Aviation.

Stephen holds an Honours Master's degree in European Economics and Public Affairs from University College in Dublin and an Honours Degree in Political Science from Trinity College in Dublin.


Ronan Lally, Vice President, Marketing, Macquarie AirFinance

Industry experience: 12 Years

Ronan has marketing responsibility for France, Benelux, Eastern and Central Europe, Turkey, Russia CIS and North Africa.

He joined Macquarie AirFinance in 2010 as Vice President, Risk Management, before joining the marketing team in 2014. Ronan has held risk and marketing positions at CIT Aerospace International and Orix Aviation and was a sales executive at Aerospace Industries Limited.

Ronan holds a Bachelor of Business and Finance Honours degree from Dublin City University.


CK Chen, Vice President, Marketing, Macquarie AirFinance

CK Chen is Vice President Marketing, Asia based in our Singapore Office with marketing responsibilities covering countries including China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Prior to joining Macquarie in June 2016, CK spent 5-years with CIT Aerospace most recently serving as Assistant Vice President, Marketing with responsibilities for marketing and sales activities in Mongolia, parts of China, the Philippines, Brunei and the South Pacific Islands.

CK has a background in airframe systems and avionics engineering working for both Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines before he joined CIT where he had experience with a number of aircraft types including Airbus A300, A310, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340 and Boeing B777 as well as Bombardier BD700 and CL605.

CK holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Matthew Skafel, Vice President, Marketing, Macquarie AirFinance

Matthew has responsibility for our airline relationships in North America.

Prior to joining Macquarie, Matthew held various roles in the sales, marketing, and engineering groups at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft over a 10-year career in Montreal and Toronto. Most recently, Matthew was Director of Sales with responsibility for Bombardier’s relationships with commercial aircraft leasing companies.

Matthew holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering) with honours from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.


Mark Lennon, Vice President, Trading

Mark was appointed to the role of Vice President, Trading in 2017 based in Dublin. Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, Mark has responsibility as part of a broader portfolio management strategy for the sale of aircraft within the Macquarie AirFinance fleet and the purchase of aircraft from lessors, financial institutions and other investors.

He joined Macquarie in 2015 and prior to his Trading role he served as Vice President, Risk Management for the EMEA region.

Mark came to Macquarie from Apollo Aviation where he led the company’s credit department. Prior to that, Mark worked in Apollo’s corporate finance unit with responsibilities covering a range of transaction pricing, financial modelling and business forecasting activities. 

Mark holds a Masters in Finance from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and an Honours Degree in Business and Law from University College Dublin.