Patrick Blaney

Chairman, Aircraft Leasing, Finance & Law

School of Business
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business
Carysfort, Blackrock, Co. Dublin



Graduate of Trinity College Dublin, BA (Mod) Econ. (1976)

Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (1979)

Director KPMG (1976 to 1985)

Former Chief Executive Officer and Senior Executive of GPA Group plc, leading that business from its restructuring in 1992, with GE Capital, various M&A Transactions including recapitalisation with Texas Pacific Group (US Private Equity Firm) through to its sale to debis AirFinance, now part of AerCap Holdings NV.

Founding Partner, Shareholder and Former Director of Amber Infrastructure Group Holdings Limited.

Former Director of Shannon Airport plc.


Mr Blaney has 30+ years' experience in the aircraft, airports and infrastructure financing businesses.



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