Leadership Team


Deirdre Clifford

Head of Portfolio and Risk Management

Deirdre Clifford became Head of Credit Risk Management in July 2012, having responsibility for a team of airline analysts which cover Avolon’s global customer base. The team is responsible for analysing the credit risk of each of Avolon’s existing and potential counterparties, as well as evaluating the structural risks within each transaction. Deirdre joined the team in November 2011, having primary responsibility for airlines in Europe and Asia.

Prior to working at Avolon, Deirdre worked for seven and a half years in RBS Aviation Capital. Close to six of the years were spent working on the credit risk team. As an SVP, Deirdre was primarily responsible for covering airlines in Europe and Asia. Deirdre joined RBS Aviation Capital in April 2004, having initially worked in the Transaction Management team on Aircraft Deliveries and Fundings. Deirdre began her professional career in Merrill Lynch working in various roles within Operations.

Deirdre has a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Languages from Dublin City University.

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