Lisa Tremble | Influence 100

Lisa Tremble

Chief Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Officer
British Airways



An exceptional communications and policy leader with a track record of success at the highest levels of UK business and government, Lisa Tremble joined British Airways in 2021 as director of corporate affairs and sustainability, after more than three years in the same role for insurer Direct Line Group.

Tremble sits on the airline’s management committee, reporting directly to chairman and CEO Sean Doyle, and works closely with the government affairs team at BA’s parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG). It is worth noting that Tremble’s title includes corporate affairs rather than communications, as BA continues to rebuild its reputation post pandemic among regulators, policy makers and customers; in October last year, she addressed a House of Commons transport committee hearing into travel disruption last summer and defended the airline’s job cuts during Covid, saying the airline was in a “really precarious position” as almost all flights were grounded, with losses of £3.5 billion.

Before joining Direct Line, Tremble had been director of external affairs at leading law firm Mishcon de Reya since 2013. In 2010, she ran David Miliband’s leadership election campaign for the Labour Party and before that was a parliamentary special advisor. She has also been a director at public affairs firm Lexington Communications.