Denise works in the commercial organisation at GECAS where she currently is responsible for leading the day to day spare engine portfolio operations and engine life-cycle strategy for the GECAS Engine Leasing portfolio, which includes 500+ owned and serviced spare engines. She is responsible for the overall performance of the engine rental pool, strategies for portfolio engine refurbishment, and providing an understanding of engine assets for the business. Denise previously led the power plant function for the EMEA region in the technical organisation and was responsible for developing and providing understanding of engine assets for the business, commercial lease negotiation, engine OEM negotiation, shop visit management and engine cost analysis. She has 30 years’ aviation experience gained in airline, maintenance and leasing roles. She holds a First Class Honours MBA from University of Limerick and has held previous positions at Aer Lingus and Shannon Aerospace prior to GECAS.