Meet the team

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David Swan - Chair

Chief Operating Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital
David was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2004 and joined the Board of Directors in 2007. David is responsible for leading the company's operating platform along with risk and asset management across the business. David has been active in aircraft leasing and finance for over 25 years including 5 years based in Hong Kong. David served on the Board of ISTAT from 2011 to 2017 and currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the ISTAT Foundation. David was appointed to the Executive Board of Financial Services Ireland in 2017 and is currently chair of Aircraft Leasing Ireland. He holds a degree in International Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin and has completed various Executive Management Programs at Harvard and London Business Schools. David can be contacted through the ALI secretariat,

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Declan Kelly - Vice Chair

Chief Commercial Officer, GE Capital Aviation Services
Declan Kelly is GECAS' Chief Commercial Officer and leads all originations activities for GECAS’ commercial aircraft and is responsible for the commercial strategy, building synergy and share practices between GECAS’ regions. Declan, with 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry, brings deep domain expertise and proven leadership skills to the role. GECAS’ Chief Commercial Officer will be based in Shannon Ireland.

Audrey Crummy - ALI Secretariat

Senior Executive, Aircraft Leasing Ireland (as part of Financial Services Ireland)
Head of regulatory policy at Financial Services Ireland, Audrey has responsibility for industry groups across International Finance, International Insurance, Aircraft Leasing and Corporate Treasury. She is a barrister-at-law with experience advocating industry positions at domestic and EU level. You can contact Audrey at