Jonathon Counsell

Head of Sustainability

International Airlines Group

Jonathon is a Master’s graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London and has an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

In July 2015 Jonathon became Group Head of Sustainability for the International Airlines Group with responsibility for the group sustainability strategy across the Groups’ four airlines Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia & Vueling.

From August 2019 to July 2022 he was elected as the Chair of the newly formed IATA Sustainability and Environment Advisory Council.

In September 2020 Jonathon became Visiting Professor of Cranfield University to support their work enabling the aviation industry to deliver net zero emissions by 2050

Jonathon is also Chair of the oneworld airline alliance’s Environment Strategy Board.

In November 2020 Jonathon became Chair of the UK Government’s Jet Zero Council’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Delivery Group.


Aerospace 2050

14 November 2023 | 12:25 - 13:10 | Panel: Reinforcing policy and regulation to accelerate sustainable growth

Adopting globally recognized sustainability standards and incentives to accelerate progress and fuel sustainable aviation for the long haul. Should we provide tax credits for sustainable airlines?

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