Finlay joined IBA in September 2018 as an Aviation Analyst on the Advisory team. Since joining IBA, Finlay has progressed to Senior Analyst and most recently to Manager - Airline Analysis. In his role Finlay is responsible for IBA’s comprehensive suite of airline risk products (such as the Operator Score Index and Operator Risk Assessments) and oversees bespoke consultancy projects, ranging from air cargo and ESG advisory to working with financial regulators inspecting aviation banking functions. Finlay has also worked across the full portfolio of IBA's appraisal offerings, from standard desktop appraisals and securitised DCF valuations to flyforward maintenance cash flow analysis.
Prior to joining IBA, Finlay graduated from Cranfield University with an MSc in Air Transport Management, and from Peking University with a Master of Finance during a spell in China. During his studies, Finlay completed internships at IBA, Barclays and Investec.