Meet the Team

Dr. Declan Ryan: Managing Partner & Founder

  • Co-Founder of Ryanair with Ryan family
  • Former Chairman of VivaColombia and Viva Latinamerica
  • Former Board member of Viva Air
  • Founder of One Foundation and supporter of Viva Air Foundation

John Goode: Senior Partner

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

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 management at VivaAerobus
  • Qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG
  • Former Board member of Viva Air

Brian Mulvihill: Director

  • Joined Irelandia in 2013, focus on business development, fleet financing and investment management.
  • Former Board member, Fleet Committee member and former Senior Management of Viva Air.
  • Aviation Leasing and Finance Qualification from The Law Society of Ireland.

Advisory Group

Dr. Declan Ryan: Irish

  • 30+ years experience in Aviation
  • Co-Founder of Ryanair with Ryan family
  • Developed 5 LCC’s Globally

Tony Davis: UK

  • 25+ years of experience
  • CEO of Tiger Airways (2005-2011)
  • Former COO of Irelandia Aviation
  • Founding MD of BMI Baby

Captain Alberto Abed: Mexican

  • 50+ years of experience
  • Currently President of Flymex, a Mexican charter airline
  • Founded AESA, Mexico’s first LCC which flew 20m+ passengers.

Paula Doherty: Irish

  • 12+ year of experience
  • Former CFO to Irelandia
  • Former Board Member of Viva Aerobus & Viva Latinamerica and Audit Committee of Viva Colombia