Engine Lease Finance President & CEO, Jon Sharp, to retire

Jon Sharp will retire at the end of this year from his long-serving position as Engine Lease Finance’s (ELF) President & CEO. Sharp founded the company in 1989, pioneering the spare engine operating lease industry.

ELF’s Chief Operating Officer, Tom Barrett, will succeed Sharp as President & CEO. Barrett, who qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1989, has been with ELF since 1990.

In addition to this appointment, ELF’s Chief Commercial Officer, Joe O’Brien, will become Deputy CEO in addition to his current role as CCO; O’Brien has had 22 years involvement with ELF.

Jon Sharp will continue as a part-time consultant to ELF after his retirement and will continue to share his industry experience by writing press articles and by speaking at conferences.