DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces that Ciara Ruane has joined Avolon in a newly created position: Chief People Officer (CPO). As CPO, Ciara will be responsible for leading Avolon’s human resources strategy, employee experience, rewards, retention, recruiting, diversity and inclusion, as well as leadership development and learning. In her role as CPO, Ciara will be a vital member of Avolon’s management team, joining its Executive Committee (âExCoâ) with immediate effect.
Ciara has over 20 years of human resources (HR) experience in the area of ââstrategic HR and efficiency. Most recently, Ciara served as Group Director of People and Culture at Primark. In addition to managing the day-to-day job lifecycle, she was also responsible for creating its human resources strategy and developing Primark’s People & Culture leadership team globally, ensuring that HR best practices are integrated into Primark’s 15 markets for the benefit of its 80,000 employees.
DÃ³mhnal Slattery, CEO of Avolon, commented: “People are at the heart of every great business and at Avolon it’s no different. Our people – our TRIBE – are the key differentiator of the company. The appointment of Ciara to the new post of The Chief People Officer reflects our continued commitment to invest and develop our TRIBE, ensuring that Avolon’s culture and strong values ââremain at the heart of our operations. Ciara is an important addition to the Avolon leadership team and brings extensive experience in developing and implementing people-centric strategies, which will help to continue to position Avolon as the employer of choice in the world. sector and will contribute to our future success.
Ciara Ruane, Director of Human Resources at Avolon, said: âI am delighted to join Avolon, a company that places great importance on its culture and its commitment to its employees. As a global leader, Avolon already has a strong combination of talented people and clear values. I am excited about the opportunity to help his TRIBE grow further – ensuring the business is well positioned for long term success. “
About Ciara Ruane
Ciara joined Primark in 2016, first taking responsibility for the global rewards agenda before becoming Group Director of People and Culture in 2020. Ciara also led Primark’s diversity and inclusion agenda, wellness strategy and corporate giving programs. Prior to working at Primark, Ciara worked for Willis Towers Watson for over 10 years where she led the award, talent and communications consulting practice where she focused on developing resource strategies and solutions. people, reward, culture and talent from Willis Towers Watson for their top 200 clients. . Ciara is a graduate of Smurfit Business School and holds a Bachelor of Science from University College Cork.
Based in Ireland, with offices in the United States, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Avolon provides aircraft rental and rental management services. Avolon is 70% owned by an indirect subsidiary of Bohai Leasing Co., Ltd., a public company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SLE: 000415) and 30% owned by ORIX Aviation Systems, a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation which is listed on the Tokyo and New York stock exchanges (TSE: 8591; NYSE: IX). Avolon is the third largest aircraft leasing company in the world with a owned, managed and committed fleet, as of September 30, 2021, of 830 aircraft.