Senior Executive Adviser to the Board
Based in Hong Kong, David is the former Chairman of ORIX Aviation Hong Kong, special advisor to ORIX Aviation Group CEO and a former board member of Avolon, the world’s third largest Aircraft Lessor. David joined ORIX in 1992 as General Counsel and then as Head of Asset Management.
In 2003, he was appointed as CEO ORIX Aviation Group, a position he held until November 2018. During this period, David transformed the Group into an industry leading top ten ranked Aircraft Lessor/S&P Ranked Asset Manager winning the highest ranking available. He increased its assets under management from $400m to a value in excess of $10 billion during his tenure as CEO. David is also the founder and principal of Solus Capital Partners, an independent asset management firm, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.
Prior to working for ORIX Aviation, David held roles in leading law firm McCann FitzGerald and other aircraft leasing entities. David holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin and is an Irish and UK qualified Lawyer. David is an avid reader of economics and a follower of politics and world affairs/frequent traveller