1st March, 2023: LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of Libra Group, has appointed Alan O’Rourke to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

O’Rourke was previously LCI’s Senior Vice President, Finance, based in the lessor’s London office and was responsible for developing relationships with LCI’s financial partners to source and originate capital for the organisation.

Prior to becoming SVP Finance, O’Rourke worked for five years with the accounting team at LCI’s Dublin headquarters where he was responsible for management reporting, transaction accounting and system implementations.

In his new role as CFO, he will be responsible for LCI’s financial strategy, treasury management, and regulatory standards. He will also oversee the finance, tax and accounting divisions and utilise the latest suite of digital tools for on-going reporting and governance.

Effective April, O’Rourke will replace Praveen Vetrivel, who has been appointed CFO of LCI’s parent company, Libra Group.

Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI, says: “Alan O’Rourke’s wealth of experience, deep knowledge of our business, and strong relationships with the financial community, make him a natural choice in this important role. I have no doubt he will be a valuable addition to LCI’s senior management team, and will ensure a robust, far-sighted and modern approach to our financial strategy.”

“I am personally grateful to Praveen for the invaluable role he has played in growing our business, and wish him well in his new role at Libra Group.”

Alan O’Rourke, CFO of LCI, says: “LCI is a dynamic, fast-growing aviation lessor, and I’m delighted to be taking this important role at a key stage of its growth. The company’s finance function is vital to underpinning that growth, and I look forward to leading a team of skilled finance professionals to deliver that.”

Alan holds a BA in Accounting and Human Resource Management and is a qualified Certified Chartered Accountant. He previously worked for Capita, AIB and Deloitte, and holds a Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from The Law Society of Ireland.