RAM Management Team


Dale McLean – Financial Director
Dale McLean is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He has been the Financial Director of RAM since inception with a responsibility for finance, funding and risk management in addition to identifying strategic opportunities for the business, risk mitigation and group financial strategy.

Dale’s professional experience in the financial consulting arena with both KPMG Consulting and Arthur Andersen, combined with more than 6 years of deal and consulting experience as a partner in a niche strategy advisory boutique, equip him with sound business skills vital in managing the growth of a rapidly developing venture. With experience in more complex financial instruments, an important part of Dale’s responsibility in RAM is the structuring of financial products to complement the existing business focuses of RAM.
David Gibson – Commercial Director

Dave Gibson has a solid business education, which includes an MBA. He has been the Commercial Director of RAM since inception and focuses on business plan development, market research, and negotiating and structuring of commercially sound operating lease agreements with ACMI operators and regional airlines.
Other areas of responsibility include the ongoing evaluation of asset acquisition opportunities and the commercial development of credit enhancement products such as guarantees, risk financing, asset insurance & hedging. Dave’s professional experience as the Managing Partner of a corporate venture consulting firm with particular focus on the implementation of business management system in new ventures stands him in good stead as RAM continues to expand its scope and services.

Michael Adams - Business Development Director
Michael Adams has an MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University and a BSc in Mathematical Sciences. He joined RAM in November 2007 as General Manager. His responsibilities include the evaluation of prospective leases from a an operational perspective and the management and further enhancement of the lease management platform deployed by RAM. 

His professional experience incorporates commercial airline management expertise with Qantas Airways, aviation finance experience with Investec Bank and general aviation management with Placo (Pty) Ltd. He brings substantial commercial and operational experience to his role with RAM. 

David Goodyer – Operations Director
David is a key member of the team with a focus on the development and delivery of integrated information technology solutions across the RAM operational platform. 

David has a degree in information technology and has deep experience in all aspects of the information technology arena gained over the course of multiple assignments with a particular focus on the deployment of insurance administration, corporate risk and asset management systems for a number of companies including Aquilla Software – Chicago, Reassurance Group of America, Hollard Insurance, Nestle and Liberty Life. 

John Oosthuizen – Legal Counsel
John Oosthuizen joined RAM in 2008 and is head in-house legal counsel for the company. He is responsible for the legal review and analysis of aircraft investments, drafting of legal opinions on transactions and preparation and execution of transaction documentation. John has worked extensively in a number of emerging markets and is thus able to advise the company on the legal issues related to cross border transactions. He holds a B.Proc and LLB.