About Horizon Executive Search

Executive Search for the Aviation Industry
We create opportunities for candidates and businesses

Horizon Executive Search is a UK based company with global reach. Our clients can be assured of a special dedicated service.

Our industry knowledge, acquired over many years, enables us to identify, assess and select the correct candidate for important positions and to handle sensitive recruitment situations with professionalism and integrity.

Clients are assured of excellent results as to candidate choices and when candidates decide to accept a position, they do so with the assurance that all the information supplied is full and accurate.

Why Horizon Executive Search?

Privately owned, we recruit for all the principal functions of the Aviation Leasing & Financing sector, primarily and find the very best people for top positions.

Our philosophy is to find the best solution to a client’s specific need, using the most appropriate methodology, rather than to sell a particular product.

Client driven, we plan, consult, take nothing for granted, keep in touch and deliver on time. Alleviating any pain points you might have experienced with other service providers.

Creative and flexible, Horizon provides a quality service at good value.

Big search firm reach with boutique firm efficiencies, with industry specialism, knowledge and connections.

Geographical reach – well connected in all regions, with consultants in the key locations.

Meet our team

Murrae Ross-Eskell

Managing Director

With over 18 years experience in executive search, Murrae is a specialist executive search consultant for the Aviation Industry. She has successfully placed people in executive and senior roles across the value chain, including aircraft leasing companies, aviation financiers, airlines, airports and service providers (including MRO, catering and ground handling).
Read more
Murrae has working in executive search since 2000, initially as manager of a Global Response Department, and then as an Associate, in the Aviation practice of a Top 5 UK Executive Search Company, with particular responsibilities for search, business development and marketing activities.

The type of roles Murrae has filled extends from C’Level and senior management in varying functions, across the globe from Europe, Asia, the US and Africa, giving her a wealth of experience.

Murrae is a member of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) and currently sits on several ISTAT Foundation committees, with responsibility for the Education and Internship Programmes, as its Chair. Additionally she sits on the board of Advancing Women in Aviation and is a member the Aviation Club of the UK.

Murrae’s early career was in media production and the education sector.  In her spare time Murrae enjoys travelling, singing and volunteering.

Lori Fabian

Senior Consultant

With over fifteen years experience in asset-based finance, including extensive experience in Aviation Finance. Lori co-founded a transportation advisory firm, SkyBlue Capital, and has working relationships with major US Airlines such as United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue; and leasing companies and banks such as Avalon, GECAS, and AerCap; HSH Nordbank, Chase, BNP and Natexis.
Read more

Prior to SkyBlue, whilst at DVB Bank, a specialist in international transport finance, Lori was VP of Marketing in the bank’s New York office serving clients like FedEx and UPS and American Airlines. She started her career in traditional small business enterprise lending, after earning her BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

Lori is a member of 100 Women in Finance, International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders (ISTAT), Women in Aviation and the International Women’s Club of Dublin.

Lori resides with her husband and twin children in Connecticut, USA. In her spare time Lori enjoys cooking, reading, traveling and skiing.

Phillipa Gray

Philippa Gray

Senior Consultant

Philippa has spent over fifteen years in executive search and recruitment. Her focus is on the legal industry and she has placed lawyers into International law firms, global companies across a broad range of industries and into Financial Institutions.
Read more
With experience of placing lawyers across a range of senior positions, Philippa has placed Partners, Regional Counsel as well as handling the junior to mid-level market.

Having completed business studies and Law at University, she started her career with a global law firm before moving into executive search in 1998. Philippa has worked in London, Singapore and Hong Kong and has a thorough understanding of a wide variety of legal roles and cultures across many different jurisdictions.

Philippa is married (to a Lawyer) and has two girls and a very timid cat called Agnes.   We are delighted to have her join the team.

Phillipa Gray

Lynne Murphy


Lynne joined Horizon in January 2021 to for a maternity cover as our Office Administrator. However, her background as a PA, Administrator and Sales person, from various industries, has given her great exposure to all different elements of business which has enabled her to be very versatile in dealing with clients, applicants and people in general, and was then promoted to work as our Researcher.


Read more

Her strengths are communication, organisation, customer service and always willing to go the extra mile.

Originally from South Africa Lynne has a grown-up daughter and a gorgeous Pomsky dog called Lola. When not working, Lynne enjoys the cinema, socialising and helping friends organise events.

Lynne is honing all these skills in support of our consultants and the companies Researcher.

Phillipa Gray

Yvonne Chestney

Office Manager

Yvonne is currently our Office Manager. She is responsible for keeping us organised and is the first line of contact for those sending in their CV’s. She started her career in Hotel Management at the prestigious Gleneagles, so we know she is top quality, following her degree in Hospitality Management from Napier University in Edinburgh, during which she won the Napier Trophy for “most outstanding ability”.

In her spare time, Yvonne’s kids keep her very busy alongside a dog called Elsie who also acts as our Chief Wellness Officer when she comes to visit.

Phillipa Gray

Elsie Chestney

Chief Wellness Officer