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
  • One of the founders of Ryanair where he held several senior management positions, including CEO. Member of the Board from 1986-2004
  • Chairman of VivaColombia and VivaLatinamerica, Board member of VivaAerobus. Past Board member of Tiger, Allegiant and Ryanair
  • Founder of the One Foundation in 2004, a major Irish and Vietnamese philanthropic organization

Paula Doherty - Chief Financial Officer

  • CFO of Irelandia Aviation and Irelandia Investments
  • Worked with Irelandia since 2005 including being a Board member of numerous investment companies
  • Board member of VivaAerobus where she sits on the Audit and Remuneration Committees
  • Audit Committee member of VivaColombia
  • Alternate Board member of VivaLatinamerica
  • Qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, specialising in tax, accounting, audit and corporate finance

John Goode - Senior Partner

  • Leads operations and project analysis at Irelandia Aviation
  • Board member of VivaAerobus where he is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit and Safety Committees
  • Board Member of VivaLatinamerica
  • Alternate Board member of VivaColombia where he sits on the Safety and Audit Committees
  • Previously head of network planning at VivaAerobus and senior research analyst for airline sector at Goodbody Stockbrokers

Steven Maxwell - Associate

  • Supports Business Development and the monitoring of current investments
  • Alternate Board Member of VivaAerobus
  • Member of the founding management team of VivaLatinamerica and previously Financial Controller at VivaAerobus
  • Qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, specialising in tax, accounting, audit and corporate finance