Padraig ConneelySVP Technical Operations


Padraig is LCI’s Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, based at the company’s Dublin headquarters. Padraig leads LCI’s technical operations team and has technical oversight of LCI’s current aircraft portfolio.  

Prior to joining LCI in 2016, Padraig held senior executive positions at Kenmare Resources Plc, SEPAM and was a founding partner at Rose Aviation Ltd. He has more than twenty years’ military experience, holding key leadership roles in the fixed wing and more recently the rotary unit, where he oversaw the introduction into service of the new rotary fleet. Padraig has also held senior leadership roles abroad with the OSCE, UN and NATO in regions such as the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Lebanon. 

Padraig holds a primary degree in Mechanical Engineering from NUIG, and also holds a first class MBA and MSc from the Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin.

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