First female chair in JIG’s 50-year history

We are excited to announce that Olivia Stone, our global operations standards manager, has been elected as the new council chair of the Joint Inspection Group (JIG). Endorsed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), JIG is the world-leading organisation for the development of aviation fuel supply standards. It covers the entire supply chain for aviation fuels from refinery to wing-tip.

Impressively, this appointment marks the first time in JIG’s 50-year history that a female has been tasked with this responsibility.

What’s involved for Olivia? As chair, Olivia will play a major role in ensuring that refuelling quality and safety is maintained at airports globally. She will also provide leadership to the council and its various committees.

An expert in fuel operations, standards, monitoring and capability development, Olivia brings to the role a wealth of experience following 12 years in the aviation industry. Having joined Air BP in 2006, as a product quality advisor, she has risen steadily through the ranks. Key roles have included working as operations manager for Air BP’s UK joint venture North Air, where she was responsible for managing two of the busiest and largest into-plane operations in the UK. In her current role as Air BP’s global operations standards manager, she is responsible for developing and delivering the standards required to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations at around 900 of our locations in over 50 countries.

We look forward to supporting Olivia in her role as JIG’s council chair and to following her progress as she leads the association in its next chapter.

I am honoured to be elected to the role by JIG members and thank them for their support. I am also delighted to be the first female council chair. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and leading the association to even greater success as it grows and develops with the industry.
Olivia Stone, Air BP’s global operations standards manager and JIG council chair.