NEW YORK, June 29, 2006 – ORBIS International announced today that John S. Slattery, managing director with The Royal Bank of
Scotland and head of RBS Aviation Capital for the
Americas, has been appointed to the ORBIS Board of Directors. With the addition of Slattery, age 37, ORBIS’s board increases to 21 members.
“ORBIS is extremely fortunate to have John join the Board of Directors,” said
Oliver Foot, ORBIS president and executive director. “He is among the most distinguished experts on aviation financing in
America today. We look forward to his contributions as a member of our Board as we work together to achieve our ultimate goal of eliminating unnecessary blindness worldwide.”
An Irish national, Slattery joined The Royal Bank of
Scotland in 2001 as senior vice president. In 2003, he was appointed to head of RBS Aviation Capital for the
Americas, which provides aerospace capital solutions to airlines in North, Central and
South America. In the following year, he was promoted to managing director and invited to join the board of the bank’s Corporate Bank & Financial Markets business in
Slattery is an officer and member of the Board of Governors of the Wings Club in
New York and will become the Club’s President in 2008. A graduate of
Wales, John resides in
ORBIS International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to saving sight in the developing world by strengthening the capacity of local eye care professionals in their efforts to prevent and treat blindness. Since 1982, ORBIS has worked in 84 countries to restore sight to the blind and to transfer sight-saving skills to more than 93,000 doctors, nurses and other eye care professionals, who have in turn gone on to give an estimated 22.5 million people back their sight and their future.
For more information about ORBIS, please visit www.orbis.org.
Ann Marie Gothard: Public Relations, ORBIS International, +1(646) 674-5581, email@example.com