John Redmond was appointed Company Secretary in 2002. He was previously Group Secretary and Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs of GPA Group plc. and subsequently Company Secretary of debis AirFinance BV and of the SEC registered Airplanes Limited. From 1980 to 1998 he worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Finance. He is a graduate of NUI Maynooth and holds postgraduate qualifications in Corporate Governance from Napier University Edinburgh and University College Dublin. He became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries in 1997.