Ian Jopson

Ian Jopson

Chair, Sustainable Aviation

Ian has over twenty years’ experience in the sphere of environmental aviation issues working for the Civil Aviation Authority, the UK air navigation service provider – NATS – and in his own independent consultancy.

Ian is now the Head of Environmental and Community Affairs at NATS, responsible for driving forward an industry leading corporate social responsibility programme targeting improvements to operational CO2 emissions, noise performance and a low carbon estate strategy.  His work has enabled NATS to be the first air navigation service provider in the world to set operational CO2 targets.  In 2012, in another world first for the NATS environmental programme, Ian and his team deployed a new environmental air traffic control performance metric, 3Di – as part of the NATS financially incentivised regulatory authority to operate air traffic services.

Ian is currently a member of the ICAO Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection and was the lead of a cross industry task group that recently produced the Sustainable Aviation Noise Road-Map.  Ian works with airports, airlines and local communities to design and run innovative trials help manage aircraft noise impacts.