About Us


The Irish Aviation Students’ Association is a non-profit entity, established and run by a group of dedicated third level students from various universities and colleges around Ireland.

IASA’s main purpose is to connect aviation-passionate students with the Industry, and to discover and develop opportunities that will shape the future of aviation in Ireland and beyond.

 

Our Aims


We are governed by the following aims:

  • To raise awareness to the industry as to the number of students involved in aviation-related courses
  • To highlight the roles available to students who want to pursue a career in the aviation industry
  • To discuss the current issues and developments faced by the industry so to identify future trends
  • To discover how students can effectively contribute to the development of the aviation sector
  • To inspire the next generation of aviation professionals
  • To facilitate networking between; students, lecturers and professionals
  • To identify how the industry can create more opportunities for students
  • To encourage capital fundraising to support innovative projects and scholarships
  • To endorse the provision of internships 

 

Our Vision


Our vision is to help Ireland continue to provide the best expertise in the field of aviation by empowering the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals to be heard by the industry and to enable greater collaboration for a brighter future.

Our Team


Matthew Gordon

Matthew Gordon

Chairperson

Aislinn Dooley

Aislinn Dooley

Secretary

Brian Kenna

Brian Kenna

Treasurer

Stephen Daly

Stephen Daly

Head of Engagement

Seán Grandon

Seán Grandon

Head of Marketing

Josh Reynolds

Josh Reynolds

Student Engagement Coordinator

Eoghan Whelan

Eoghan Whelan

Industry Engagement Coordinator

Molly Smith

Molly Smith

Marketing Officer

Wesley Petoshati

Wesley Petoshati

I.T. Officer

Eoghan Tonra

Eoghan Tonra

Engagement Officer

Amy Whelan

Amy Whelan

Marketing / I.T. Officer

Colin McNelis

Colin McNelis

Engagement Officer

Alice Manning

Alice Manning

Marketing / I.T. Officer

Kieran O'Leary

Kieran O'Leary

Engagement Officer

Leah O'Hanlon

Leah O'Hanlon

Engagement Officer

Solomon Obadimu

Solomon Obadimu

Engagement Officer

Non-Executive Committee


Bridget Corry

Bridget Corry

Chairperson 2017-2018

Gareth Lau

Gareth Lau

Chairperson 2018 - 2019

Daniel Tetis

Daniel Tetis

Chairperson 2019 - 2021

Industry Advisor Committee


Yvonne Thompson

Yvonne Thompson

Aviation Finance Leader, PwC

David Swan

David Swan

Chief Operating Officer, SMBC AC

Andrew MacIntyre

Andrew MacIntyre

Adjunct Professor, DCU

Joe O'Mara

Joe O'Mara

Head of Aviation Finance & Leasing, KPMG Ireland

Susan Bradford

Susan Bradford

Chief Human Resources Officer, DAE Capital

John McCormack

John McCormack

Assurance Partner – Audit Services, EY Ireland

Captain Andy O'Shea FRAeS

Captain Andy O'Shea FRAeS

CEO, The Airline Pilot Club

John Drysdale MRAes

John Drysdale MRAes

Business Development Manager , Shannon IASC

Our Co-Founders


Alexandra Slabutu

Alexandra Slabutu

Co-Founder

Carl Lynam

Carl Lynam

Co-Founder

Andrei Jatariu

Andrei Jatariu

Co-Founder