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NAC strengthens its Executive Leadership Team with four senior appointments

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest regional aircraft leasing company, today announced its plan to strengthen its Executive Leadership Team with the appointment of Mike Jones as EVP Global Marketing, David Farrell as EVP & Chief Risk Officer, Colin Joyce as EVP Marketing Operations and Ross McKeand as SVP Specialty Markets / Fleet Planning.

Mike Jones joins NAC with over 30 years of origination experience in the aviation industry at GPA and GECAS. His last position at GECAS was EVP Emerging Markets, where he led teams covering airline accounts across Asia, the Middle East/Africa/CIS and Latin America. Mike will have global responsibility for NAC’s airline marketing team and the company’s customer relationships.

David Farrell comes to the business with over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, including 13 years with GPA and GECAS. David most recently worked at BOC Aviation Limited from 2006 to 2021, where he held the position of Chief Risk Officer. David will be responsible for implementing and overseeing the newly established risk management function, managing asset, liability and customer risks as well as other operational risks.

Colin Joyce joins the business with over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, including 15 years at GECAS. He most recently worked at JLPS Ireland Limited as Chief Investment Officer. Colin will be responsible for leading Marketing Operations, including transaction pricing, fleet roll-off/OEM skyline management, structured finance and aircraft trading.

Ross McKeand has over 16 years of experience in the aviation industry, including with GECAS, Airbus and Bombardier and has worked extensively providing product marketing support to airlines in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining NAC, he worked as Managing Director, Market Planning Department in ICBC Leasing. He will work closely with the marketing team focusing on fleet planning, product evaluation and specialty markets, including cargo, hydrogen and firefighting conversions.

Mike Jones, David Farrell and Colin Joyce will report to the company’s President & CEO, Norm Liu. Ross McKeand will report to NAC’s EVP Global Marketing, Mike Jones.

About Nordic Aviation Capital
NAC is the industry’s leading regional aircraft lessor serving almost 70 airline customers in approximately 45 countries. NAC’s fleet of over 500 aircraft includes De Havilland Dash 8, ATR 42, ATR 72, Mitsubishi CRJ900/1000, Airbus A220 and Embraer E-Jet family aircraft.

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NAC is the global Leader in Regional Aircraft Leasing with over 200 employees operating across 7 locations globally.
The company provides aircraft leasing and lease management services to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide.