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Brian Hayden

Brian Hayden
Chairman


Brian is Chairman of Santos Dumont. He has over 40 years’ experience in the aviation industry. His experience includes roles such as Chairman and EVP Technical of GECAS Limited with responsibility for the technical management of 1,800 commercial aircraft worldwide. He also previously held the position of SVP Technical at GPA (Aircraft Leasing) and Aviation Engineer and Technical Manager in Aer Lingus. He served as GE National Executive for the Republic of Ireland. He currently holds board positions in a variety of companies such as Dublin Aerospace, Eversholt Rail, Airbus Helicopters Financial Services, Airplanes Holdings, Turbines Engines Securitisation and SAIL.

Brian is a graduate of the College of Technology Dublin, UCD and TCD. He holds an MSc in Production Engineering and an MBA and is a Fellow in the Institution of Engineers in Ireland. Brian currently lectures on post graduate Aviation programmes at University of Limerick.