Jim has had a passion for flight from an early age! Graduating with a First in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Southampton University, UK, Jim subsequently joined British Airways on their Engineering Graduate scheme. Starting off his career as a flight test engineer, Jim then moved on to hold a number of senior technical positions within Engineering and Flight Operations, mainly related to the safe and fuel-efficient performance of BA’s aircraft.
Over the last 20 years Jim has worked in the fuel supply side of the business with responsibilities for fuel operations, procurement, supply risk, bulk supply chain development, strategy and enabling the introduction of more sustainable aviation fuels before becoming BA’s Head of Fuel in 2012.
In 2014, following the formation of IAG, Jim became Head of Fuel at IAG and led the transformation of its supply chain business in the UK, Spain and Ireland. More recently, Jim moved to a new role of IAG Programme Director – Sustainable Flight to lead and give greater focus to the realisation of sustainable aviation fuels to underpin the delivery of the Group’s ambition to achieve Net Zero by 2050 – the first airline group in the world to give such a commitment.