Catharine joined SMBC Aviation Capital as Chief Legal Officer in 2002 and subsequently joined the board of directors in 2004, assuming the role of Company Secretary in 2007. Her current responsibilities include Legal, Compliance and Human Resources. Catharine previously worked for Airbus Finance Company Limited with the Airbus Customer Finance team, specialising in securitisation, capital markets and structured finance transactions. Prior to joining Airbus, Catharine worked in the capital markets divisions of GE Capital Aviation Services and GPA and was part of the team that brought the first aircraft portfolio securitisation to the market. Catharine qualified as a solicitor with Dublin law firm Mason Hayes and Curran and holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree and a diploma in European Law from University College Dublin.