Yuichiro Noguchi

Chairman

Mr Yuichiro Noguchi became Chairman of Engine Lease Finance in June 2019. Mr. Noguchi also holds a position at Jackson Square Aviation Ireland Limited. Until May 2019, he held the position of Deputy General Manager and Executive Expert, Aviation Business Department (ABD) at Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL).

After 20+ years of experience in aviation finance/ structured finance field, Mr. Noguchi joined MUL in 2009.  Since then, he has held various positions, including: Product Syndication Office responsible for JOLCO equity underwriting and distribution, secondment to Jackson Square Aviation (JSA) in San Francisco for post-merger integration of JSA after its acquisition by MUL.

Mr. Noguchi’s relationship with Engine Lease Finance started in 2016, as Deputy General Manager of ABD to oversee the company and work closely with ELF management and staffs.

Mr. Noguchi holds a Bachelor of Economics from Aoyama Gakuin University.

Tom Barrett

President & CEO

Mr. Barrett is the President & CEO of Engine Lease Finance. He is a 1985 business graduate of the University College Dublin and qualified with KPMG as a Chartered Accountant in 1988. Shortly after Engine Lease Finance was launched in 1990, Mr. Barrett was employed in the role of financial accountant.

In the period since 1990 he has been involved in every transaction that the Company has conducted, notably the 1996 acquisition by BTMUCC, the 1998 creation of the Aviation Lease Finance joint venture with Volvo Aero, 2011 acquisition of the Macquarie engine portfolio. Since 2002 he has managed the Company’s syndication platform that has led to the successful creation of five partly owned or managed collaborations with Sumitomo Corporation, DVB Bank, MUL, GSI KG Funds and Mitsubishi Corporation.

Joseph O'Brien

Deputy CEO & Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. O’Brien is the Deputy CEO & Chief Commercial Officer of Engine Lease Finance. He joined the Company in September 2006 after sixteen years with the Parent Company, BTMU Capital Corporation including serving as a Board Member of ELF from 2000.

Mr. O’Brien is a 1981 graduate of the Boston University School of Management. He has spent his entire career in the leasing industry pricing and remarketing assets of all types until 1990 when he began to focus on aviation and was promoted to assume responsibility for all aviation related residual pricing, portfolio management and remarketing activities.  In 1996 he was promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of aviation pricing and sale activities for BTMU Capital which was expanded further in 1999 to include responsibility for all origination activity.

Richard Hough

Executive Vice President Head of Technical

Mr. Hough is the Head of Technical for Engine Lease Finance, a position he has held since January 2011.  As a member of the Executive Team reporting to the CEO, he has overall responsibility for the Technical and IT functions of ELF.

Mr. Hough started his career in aviation in 1990 as an apprentice aircraft maintenance technician with Shannon Aerospace and after qualification was appointed team leader of the engines team.  Over the following five years he obtained various maintenance engineer licenses and approvals for both airframe and engine.

In April 1997 he joined ELF as Technical Services Manager.  His early role involved a mixture of technical, sales and marketing research functions.  In 2000 he was promoted to the position of Vice President Technical with responsibility for asset management, engine valuations and technical aspects of contract negotiation.  In 2009 Mr. Hough was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President Technical, with responsibility for day to day operations of the technical department including management of a portfolio of 200+ engines.

In addition to his aeronautical engineering licenses, Mr. Hough has a Diploma in Business Studies (Hons) from the National University of Ireland and an MBA in Aviation Management from the University of Limerick.

Darren Wormald

Executive Vice President Head of Legal

Mr. Wormald is Executive Vice President and Head of Legal at Engine Lease Finance.

Mr. Wormald is an English law qualified barrister who previously worked as in-house Legal Counsel at UBS AG and Lehman Brothers Europe. Now based in London he has 15 years of experience in delivering legal advice, risk management and transaction support/execution in the spare engine leasing/finance sector.

Mr. Wormald has worked on a number of industry leading transactions including the acquisition of Macquarie Engine Leasing (2011) and a KG engine portfolio transaction (2007) that were each given the Airfinance Journal`s Engine Deal of the Year Award.

Declan Sheedy

Executive Vice President Finance & Human Resources

Mr. Sheedy is Executive Vice President of Finance and Human Resources for Engine Lease Finance.

Declan joined Engine Lease Finance in 2004 and has over 15 years’ experience in the aviation leasing industry.  He joined Engine Lease Finance as Finance Manager and since then has been involved in all the key milestone transactions of the Company from a finance and commercial perspective.  Declan assumed responsibly for the Human Resource function in 2017 and currently manages a total team of 10 in the Shannon headquarters across both the finance and HR functions.  Prior to Engine Lease Finance he worked as a Finance Manager for a US based international retailer for 3 years.

In 1999 he graduated from the University of Limerick with Batchelor of Business Studies degree, majoring in Economics and Finance and followed this by qualifying as an accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant in 2001.  In 2012, Declan completed and received an MBA in Aviation Management in the University of Limerick.

Julian Jordan

Executive Vice President New Business

Mr. Jordan is Executive Vice President and Head of New Business at Engine Lease Finance with responsibility for all origination activity globally.

He joined the company as a consultant is S.E. Asia in 2000 before moving to a permanent role on the European Sales Team in June 2001. Following promotion to SVP Commercial in 2008 he assumed responsibility for new products, broadening the company’s commercial success in aircraft joint venture leasing and providing leadership within the Sales Team.  He concluded over $1bn of new engine transactions across Europe and the Middle East prior to joining the Executive Team in 2019.

Mr. Jordan was a sponsored graduate of Aston University and started his career with a BSc (Hons) at BTR PLC and Dowty Group PLC in aerospace and defense manufacturing.

Joseph Hussar

Executive Vice President Portfolio

Joe Hussar began his career in aviation in 1995 while employed at BTM Capital Corporation remarketing aircraft for owned and serviced portfolios. In 2002, he joined Engine Lease Finance Corporation with his current role serving as Executive Vice President of Portfolio overseeing all activities related to remarketing, portfolio servicing, syndication and capital markets.

He is a 1992 graduate of the Bryant University School of Management and in 1996 received a Masters of Business Administration with a Finance concentration from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University.

Ed Colleran

Executive Vice President Risk Management

As EVP Risk at Engine Lease Finance Ed is responsible for managing a team of 6 analysts with global coverage, and based out of our Shannon and Hong Kong Offices.

Ed has over 16 years Aviation experience and joined ELF in 2012.  His career has covered both aircraft leasing – initially with RBS Aviation Capital (now SMBC) and then AWAS (now DAE).  Previously he also worked in Bank of Ireland in Corporate Banking, Business banking and Credit Audit.  He is a Graduate of University College Galway and the University College Dublin Smurfit Business School.