Mr. Rees joined Castlelake in 2014 and is focused on asset management of the aircraft portfolio, with responsibility for returns, deliveries and day-to-day oversight of the Castlelake fleet. Prior to joining Castlelake, he served as director of technical services for ILFC, the world’s second largest aircraft lessor, managing the engine aspects of their EMEA aircraft fleet. Prior to joining ILFC, Mr. Rees was the senior vice president – commercial for TES Aviation Group, a leading aviation asset management firm, where he led the engine leasing division, after previously heading their Macquarie AirFinance asset management team. Mr. Rees started his career as a graduate engineer with Rolls-Royce plc and progressed through a number of roles within their UK and international offices, most recently in the Aftermarket division as the risk manager for TotalCare. Mr. Rees received his bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from Imperial College, London, and is a member of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders (ISTAT) and the Royal Aeronautical Society.