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Leadership Team


Stan Barnes
Chief Financial Officer & Head of HR

Stan has 11 years’ experience in the aircraft leasing business starting his career with Standard Chartered Aviation Finance in December 2007. Standard Chartered Bank acquired Pembroke Capital Limited in 2007. Stan oversaw considerable growth in the portfolio and the finance team during this period.

In 2010, SCB established a shipping operating lease function. Stan headed up a bank-wide project to integrate the Aviation and Ship leasing contracts management system and GL with the SCB GL and other downstream reporting systems. He was the key driver in the implementation of the finance function, policies and procedures and systems for the business.

Prior to SCB, Stan worked with Tyco International Finance and Covidien Ltd. Stan has previously worked for over 10 years as a Financial, Project and Regulatory accountant in Irish retail banks for both PTSB bank and First Active (Ulster Bank).

In 1999, Stan completed a BA in Business (Accounting major) where he achieved a first-class honours degree from the National University of Ireland, receiving an award for being placed first in his year in college. In 2002, he qualified as an accountant from the Certified Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). In 2016 Stan completed a diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from the Law Society of Ireland, achieving a first-class Honour.