Phil Bolger
Phil Bolger
Strategic Advisor

Deloitte Ireland


Phil is among the most experienced professionals within the aircraft leasing industry and has 40 years’ of experience, having worked extensively in leadership positions in aircraft leasing covering aircraft acquisitions, financing, operations, accounting, marketing and sales, risk management, strategic planning, business integration & people management. His distinguished career commenced in the 1981 at Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) where he rose to be the Deputy CEO of its leasing business and a member of its Executive Committee. Phil also previously served as Head of Marketing, Risk and Operations at RBS Aviation (now SMBC), and has held senior leadership positions with GECAS, Pembroke, Spectrum Capital and Aldus Aviation. He was on the boards of Aviareto, Solitair Capital, Aldus and most recently as a board member at Nordic Aviation Capital during its reorganization.

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