Avionix Management Limited ("Avionix"), a Dublin-based aircraft lessor and aircraft portfolio servicer owned by institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives' Global Transportation Group ("GTG"), has named Martin Gallagher as Managing Director, Technical & Asset Management, and David Ronan as Head of Finance & Operations.
They join Aisling McCarthy, who was appointed Managing Director, Commercial Management, in June 2022 having worked with the platform in an advisory capacity since April 2021. Over more than 20 years McCarthy has held senior commercial positions with Pembroke Capital, AWAS, Stratos, AMCK Aviation and Castlelake, and provided independent advisory services to Chinese lessors.
Gallagher has over 30 years' experience in the aviation sector, having started his career in Shannon Aerospace. He held senior roles at RBS, MCAP, NAC and AWAS before joining the initial 8-person team to set up Goshawk in 2016. He was closely involved in the growth of that business from start-up to a fleet of 180 + aircraft across 65 global customers with a portfolio value of USD 8.1bn, and managed a 12-person team supporting all technical aspects of aircraft leasing including SLBs, portfolio acquisition and disposal, and asset management and transitions.
Ronan began his career with RBS Aviation Capital in 2008 in the Business Analysis team and was a project lead in the disposal of RBS Aviation to SMBC Bank. In 2014 he joined FPG Amentum to manage the Finance, IT and Lease Operations teams. He then joined AMCK Aviation to build and lead the Corporate Finance & Treasury function, where over 7 years he built teams in Dublin and Tokyo and was responsible for raising over USD 3bn via various corporate and secured facilities.
"We are delighted to welcome Martin and David to the team," said Andrian Dacy, Global Head of Transportation for J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives. "Together with Aisling, Martin and David bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Avionix and will play a key role in the development of the company, and supporting the continued growth of our aviation strategy."