Irelandia Aviation has a strong leadership team of professionals with significant experience and achievements. We also have a wide reach with a network of skilled operators around the world, many of whom have worked with our team on past developments. The team is very experienced in board room activities and sits on major committees such as audit, remuneration and safety.

Declan Ryan - Managing Partner

  • Founder and Managing Partner of Irelandia Aviation
  • Co-Founder of Ryanair with Ryan Family 
  • Chairman of VivaColombia and VivaLatinAmerica
  • Ex-CEO Ryanair, Member of the Board from 1986-2004
  • Past Board of VivaAerobus, Tiger and Allegiant
  • Founder of the One Foundation, a major Irish and Vietnamese philanthropic organization

John Goode - Senior Partner

  • Joined Irelandia Aviation in 2009 where he leads portfolio investment evaluation and new business development
  • Board Member and COO of Viva Latinamerica
  • Board member of VivaColombia where he sits on the Audit and Remuneration Committees
  • Previously Goodbody Stockbrokers; Senior research analyst for airline sector

Steven Maxwell - CFO

  • Board member of numerous investment companies and Director of One Foundation
  • Board member of VivaColombia
  • Alternate Board Member of VivaLatinamerica where he was a member of the founding management team
  • Previously alternate Board member and Senior managment at VivaAerobus
  • Qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG 

Brian Mulvihill - Associate

  • Supports Business Development and the monitoring of existing investments
  • Financial controller at VivaColombia
  • Qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG. Previously worked with GE Capital
  • Aviation Leasing and Finance Qualification from The Law Society of Ireland