Sean Doyle - Business in the Community
Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle

Chief Executive

British Airways
Business in the Community’s Leadership Council

Sean Doyle was appointed Chief Executive of British Airways in October 2020, and Chairman in April 2021. He has established sustainability as a central focus of the airline’s corporate strategy under its award-winning programme, “BA Better World” covering People, Planet and Responsible Business.   

Social and community highlights under Sean’s leadership include the establishment of the BA Better World Community Fund, reaching £28 million raised for Flying Start, the airline’s charity partnership with Comic Relief, and supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee and the British Red Cross in times of crisis.  Environmental highlights under Sean’s leadership include the airline’s investment in hydrogen-fuel cell technology, securing the airline’s first flights powered directly by sustainable aviation fuels and backing first-of-a-kind carbon removals projects as well as a programme of environmental initiatives within the airline.  

Prior to his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways, Sean was Chief Executive of Aer Lingus from January 2019. He also sits on the government’s Jet Zero Council. 

Sean is married with a son and is a graduate of University College Cork.