Niall McNamara - Managing Director: Structured Finance at Waystone in Ireland

      Niall McNamara

      Managing Director: Structured Finance

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      Niall joined Waystone in 2018 following the acquisition of Aviation Corporate Services (AvCS). A Chartered Accountant and aviation executive with over 25 years of experience, Niall served as a non-executive director on several aircraft investment and joint venture vehicles, several with assets in excess of US$500million. He provides independent director services to some of the largest leasing and aviation finance groups in the industry.

      Niall began his career with GPA Group plc (now AerCap) in 1992, when he was seconded from KPMG as acting financial controller of GPA Pacific Aero Support. On qualification as a Chartered Accountant, Niall moved to the Isle of Man as General Manager of GPA’s aviation division there. Niall was subsequently appointed Managing Director and with the agreement of GPA, went on to establish Douglas Aviation (Isle of Man) Limited (“DAL”), while managing the orderly wind-down of GPA operations. Niall subsequently established Douglas Aviation Ireland Limited, merging with Orion Corporate Services in 2009 and rebranding as AvCS. This well-established business with a significant aviation, transport and financial institution client base was acquired by Waystone in 2018.

      Niall holds a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Business Studies, Accounting & Finance, from the University of Limerick. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Practicing Certificate.

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