BOC Aviation appoints Kenneally as chief technical officer

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BOC Aviation has appointed Gerard Kenneally as its chief technical officer, effective immediately.

Kenneally, which joins from GECAS, will be based in the leasing firm's Dublin office and report directly to managing director and chief executive Robert Martin. Besides managing a global department of staff based in Singapore, Dublin and Seattle, Kenneally will also be responsible for developing technical relationships with airlines and the firm's service providers.

“As the company moves into the next stage of growth, Gerard will drive our technical strategy and execution within BOC Aviation,” says the firm’s managing director and chief executive Robert Martin. “His experience will be valuable as we manage a wider range of technical relationships.’’

Kenneally has 24 years of experience in technical positions.

BOC Aviation has a portfolio of 230 owned and managed aircraft, with another 107 aircraft on order. It is wholly owned by the Bank of China.