Lindsey Oliver, Operations and Development Manager for the British Business General Aviation Association (BBGA) has moved into a new role as Director General.
Lindsey Oliver, Director General BBGA.
She will be responsible for day-to-day operational matters for the national trade body which promotes and supports business and general aviation in the UK, fostering a closer interface with the BBGA Board and the Association’s Working Groups.
Lindsey has worked alongside CEO Marc Bailey, overseeing the running of the Association, since 2009. Much of her work has been involved in supporting members and reacting to and resolving both their and industry issues, as well as successfully managing various BBGA events.
Her appointment is a key part of a new, collaborative and structured approach to running the BBGA, which will see each Board member undertaking defined roles, based on their area of expertise. Collectively, the Secretariat and Board are focused more than ever on building a strong industry for everyone.
Marc Bailey will continue as CEO and will also lead a series of projects, designed to help progress some of the major issues facing GA for Business. Marc, who marked his 10th anniversary with the Association at the end of 2020, will also be the focal point with regards to Government liaison and be the conduit for regulators and other associations in the UK.
“I am delighted to see Lindsey take on this new Director General role, liaising closely with the Board,” said BBGA Chair Aoife O’Sullivan. “From a members’ perspective this will result in a more responsive association - tackling industry issues that really matter, with closer connections to both the BBGA Board and our important Working Groups.”
Lindsey graduated from Harper Adams University in 1999 after studying agriculture and business. Her first position following university was at Heygates Mills, Northants, where she was involved in client relations and sales. After nearly three years she joined the National Farmers Union in Oxfordshire. Topical issues of the time included BSE and 2001 foot and mouth outbreak. Lindsey worked part time at the Buckinghamshire Agricultural Association whilst her two sons were very young before joining BBGA 13 years ago.
BBGA is the UK’s national trade body representing business and general aviation. Now in its 48th year, (formerly known as GAMTA) its member companies span all facets of the business aviation sector. It represents over 180 companies, including airports, corporate flight departments, operators, aviation services organisations and aircraft manufacturers. In a partnership with EBAA, all members of BBGA enjoy dual membership of both associations, similarly any UK based organisation seeking to join EBAA can do so via BBGA. BBGA is based at Dorton, Aylesbury, Bucks.