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New and Notable Appointments at Seraph Aviation Group, Ford and Wisetek

By Business & Finance
29 October 2020
Pictured: Gerry Power, Head of Commercial Origination – Aviation Services, Seraph Aviation Group

This week sees new and notable appointments at Seraph Aviation Group, Ford and Wisetek

Gerry Power, Head of Commercial Origination – Aviation Services
Seraph Aviation Group

Seraph Aviation Group, the specialised aviation asset manager headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has announced the appointment of Gerry Power to the position of Head of Commercial Origination – Aviation Services.

With over 30 years of aviation industry experience, Gerry has represented numerous airlines, investors, leasing companies and banks and has concluded over 150 aircraft transactions worldwide. His extensive experience and passion make Gerry an ideal person to join Seraph Aviation Group.

Gerry, who started his aviation career with GPA, was previously with Aergo from November 2015 through February 2018 and Standard Chartered Bank Aviation Finance from April 2013 through August 2015.

“Gerry Power, who has extensive expertise and experience in the aviation finance sector, is a very welcome and complementary addition to our team, as we look towards a positive future,” said David Butler, CEO, Seraph Aviation Group.

Seraph Aviation Group is headquartered in Dublin and has offices in Stamford, CT, USA, London, England and Seoul, South Korea.

Lisa Brankin, Managing Director
Ford of Britain and Ireland

Pictured: Lisa Brankin, Managing Director, Ford of Britain and Ireland


Lisburn native, Lisa Brankin has been appointed Managing Director, Ford of Britain and Ireland.  In this role, Brankin will be responsible for all of Ford’s marketing, sales and service activities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Prior to her new position, Brankin was director, Passenger Vehicles, Ford of Britain and Ireland, having previously been director, Sales, Ford of Britain, from January 2019 and director, Marketing, Ford of Britain from August 2015. Brankin joined Ford in September 1990 as a graduate trainee and has held various roles within Ford’s sales, marketing and communications functions.

Paul Cogan, Chief Financial Officer

Pictured: Paul Cogan, Chief Financial Officer, Wisetek

Wisetek, a company specialising in advanced IT asset disposal, data destruction, technology reuse and manufacturing services, has announced the appointment of Paul Cogan as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He will also join the company’s Board.

As part of this role, he will be responsible for the financial operations of Wisetek in Ireland, and its facilities in the UK, the USA, the Middle East and Thailand. With over 20 years financial experience, Paul has worked with numerous Irish and global brands. This extensive experience will help support Wisetek’s strategy as it further expands its global footprint.

Previously, Paul was the Group CFO with the Irish Times. Prior to that, he held a number of senior finance roles with Diageo, including Global Sell to Cash Director and Commercial Finance Director for the Nordic Region. He also held a number of senior positions in Hungary and Denmark during his 18 years with the company.

Sean Sheehan, CEO of Wisetek said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul to his role as Wisetek’s new Chief Financial Officer. The wealth of financial and managerial expertise which he has gained in various roles across a variety of sectors, operating both nationally and internationally, will be extremely beneficial to Wisetek. We are all looking forward to working with Paul as we continue to grow the company on a global scale.”

Paul Cogan holds a degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Limerick.