A wholly owned subsidiary of BBAM provides management services to FLY Leasing Limited. FLY Leasing’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer are seconded to FLY Leasing and dedicated solely to the operation of FLY Leasing.
Chief Executive Officer
Colm Barrington has been our chief executive officer and a member of our board of directors since May 2007. Mr. Barrington has over 40 years of global experience in the aviation industry, having started his aviation career in 1967 at Ireland’s national airline, Aer Lingus. In 1979, Mr. Barrington joined GPA Group plc where he held various executive positions, including chief operating officer. Upon GECAS’s agreement in 1993 to manage GPA’s assets, Mr. Barrington oversaw the successful integration of the two companies. In 1994, Mr. Barrington joined Babcock & Brown Limited in Ireland, where he worked in aircraft and lease management and also arranged cross-border lease financings of commercial aircraft. Mr. Barrington is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aer Lingus plc and a director of IFG Group plc. Mr. Barrington received a BA and an MA in Economics from University College Dublin. He also received a public administration degree from the Institute of Public Administration, also in Dublin.
Chief Financial Officer
Gary Dales has been our chief financial officer since March 2008. Mr. Dales joined Babcock & Brown in August 2007 and BBAM in April 2010. Mr. Dales’ prior position was director of corporate development at PG&E Corporation (PG&E), an energy based holding company. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Dales served in various other financial roles at PG&E since 1994, including director of corporate accounting and SEC reporting. Prior to joining PG&E, Mr. Dales was a staff accountant, and later a manager, in the accounting and audit division at Arthur Andersen & Co. for more than 10 years. Mr. Dales graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Business Economics.