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Avolon Makes Leadership Appointments

October 06, 2022, 06:00 AM
Filed Under: Aviation

Avolon, an international aircraft leasing company, announced appointments to the roles of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Risk Officer (CRO).

  • Ross O’Connor, Avolon’s Head of Capital Markets, has been appointed as CFO
  • Felipe Campos, Avolon’s Chief Technical Officer, has been appointed as COO
  • Jim Morrison, Avolon’s Head of Portfolio Management, has been appointed as CRO

All three will also join Avolon’s Executive Committee (ExCo) with immediate effect.

Following a successful transition period, outgoing CEO, Dómhnal Slattery, has also stepped down from his role, with CEO Designate, Andy Cronin, assuming the role of CEO.

Avolon’s Executive Committee now comprises Cronin (CEO), Paul Geaney (President & Chief Commercial Officer), Ciara Ruane (Chief People Officer), O’Connor (CFO), Campos (COO), and Morrison (CRO).

Cronin, Avolon CEO, said, “Today’s appointments further strengthen our leadership team and position us as an industry leader. The appointment of Ross, Felipe and Jim, directly from our senior management team, underlines the strength and depth of the people within our business. All three have the experience, proven leadership qualities and deep industry expertise to excel in their roles and make a significant, positive contribution on the next stage in Avolon’s journey.”

O’Connor joined Avolon in 2011 and held various roles throughout the organization, including positions in the aircraft trading and the capital markets teams, as well as Head of Investor Relations. Since 2021, O’Connor has served as the Head of Capital Markets for Avolon, having responsibility for leading Avolon’s capital markets and fundraising strategy and initiatives. This includes managing Avolon’s investor relations and rating agency management activities, as well as Avolon’s global bank relationships. O’Connor holds a Bachelor (Hons) in Management Science and Information Systems Studies from Trinity College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Campos joined Avolon in April 2016 and has been Avolon’s Chief Technical Officer since 2021. In this role, Campos led all technical aspects of the business including lease transactions, new aircraft deliveries and oversight of delivered aircraft while on lease. Prior to joining Avolon, Campos held a variety of roles across the aviation industry including GE Aviation and LATAM and TAM airlines, where he was responsible for marketing, aircraft financing, leasing, fleet planning, engines, and supply chain contracts. Felipe holds a Master of Science in Naval Engineering and Project Management from Escola Politécnica at the University of São Paulo. He also holds an MBA from IBMEC.

Morrison joined Avolon in 2017 as a member of the OEM Team and was most recently Avolon’s Head of Portfolio Management. Morrison has over 15 years of aviation industry experience with leasing, manufacturing, research, and technology organizations. Prior to joining Avolon, Morrison held airline marketing, aircraft evaluation, market analysis, and product strategy roles with CIT Aerospace and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. Morrison is an ISTAT Certified Appraiser and a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario. He holds a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University, Kingston.

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