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Macquarie AirFinance appoints Liam Kavanagh as Chief Commercial Officer

Dublin, 08 Oct 2015

Macquarie AirFinance, a global aircraft leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, announced today that Mr. Liam Kavanagh will be its new Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, effective December 1, 2015. Mr. Kavanagh will take over from Harry Forsythe who will be retiring from Macquarie AirFinance and leaving San Francisco to return to his family home in Sydney, Australia.  

John Willingham, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie AirFinance, commented: "We are delighted that Liam has agreed to take on this new, expanded role to integrate our aircraft acquisition, leasing and disposal processes. In this new role, Liam will be based in our London office. His extensive experience in the industry makes him ideally suited to lead our marketing, trading, customer relations and origination activities."

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 Managing Director and Head of Aircraft Finance in 2008. Liam joined Macquarie AirFinance in September 2011 as SVP Trading and, since then, he has successfully closed more than 30 sales and acquisitions of aircraft for the company.

About Macquarie AirFinance

Macquarie AirFinance is a global aircraft leasing company providing aircraft and capital to the world’s commercial airlines, and advisory and management services to aircraft owners. Established in 2006 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the company currently owns, manages, or has commitments and options for 273 jet aircraft leased to 94 operators in 49 countries, across 6 continents.

For further information, please contact:

Stephen Yan
Corporate Communications, Macquarie Group
+1 212 231 1310
Email: stephen.yan@macquarie.com