Jon O’Connell

Chief Commercial Officer

Jon is the Chief Commercial Officer and prior to DAE’s acquisition of AWAS, he held the role of Managing Director, Asia Pacific Sales responsible for the AWAS regional office located in Singapore, which he established in 2003.

Jon has 30 years’ experience in aircraft leasing and finance having worked for airlines and aircraft manufacturers in various global locations during his extensive, international career in the commercial aviation industry.

Jon’s aviation career commenced when he first joined Ansett Airlines in 1988 and was seconded to AWAS where he held several positions, including an extended period as the AWAS representative at Boeing based in Seattle, USA, before leaving to spend over six years with Airbus’ Commercial Department in both Toulouse, France and Sydney, Australia.

Jon has a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) with Distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.