New Airport Director sworn in
From Jersey Airport,
10 December 2018
Newly appointed Inez Bartolo was sworn in before the Island's Royal Court on Friday morning, 07 December 2018, assuming the role of Airport Director and Assistant Harbourmaster on behalf of Ports of Jersey.
As Airport Director, Mrs Bartolo now has overall responsibility for the policing, control and administration of the aerodrome and the Channel Islands Control Area (CICA) as well as enforcement of the legislation, including overall responsibility for safety and security relating to air navigation. She assumes responsibility from Stephen Driscoll, who retires from the company on Friday 14 December 2018, having worked at the States of Jersey and latterly Ports of Jersey Ltd for over 44 years, seven of them as Chief Operating Officer and Airport Director.
Inez Bartolo joins Ports of Jersey Ltd having worked in the aviation industry for the past 27 years, holding a senior leadership role in the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). More recently, she has been integral to the development of an international training programme, delivered to under-developed countries in Asia and Africa to promote aviation safety standards on behalf of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Staff wellbeing, diversity and inclusion feature highly on her list of priorities and of her appointment, she says, "I am very pleased to be joining the team here at Ports of Jersey and very much look forward to the future and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for the organisation. I've worked in an often-male dominated environment, but I'm delighted to see more women achieving senior management roles, especially in aviation and excited to see the opportunities that are now becoming available for women to contribute".
As a member of Ports of Jersey Executive Team, Mrs Bartolo was also sworn in as an Assistant Harbourmaster. As such, she will provide support and assistance to the Harbourmaster and would assume his responsibilities during any periods of absence if required.
Mrs Bartolo, who is originally from London and has moved to the Island having lived in Surrey for the past 30+ years. She is married and has two grown-up daughters, who both work in the aviation industry.