Steve Heapy
Steve Heapy
CEO
Jet2.com

Steve grew up in Oldham, Manchester. He left school at 16 and then spent the next 10 years working, whilst in his own time completing four professional qualifications. Steve worked for 17 years at a Financial Services Company in several roles, including Finance Audit, Computer Audit, Risk Management, Project Management and Project Risk Management. In 2002 Steve joined My Travel as a Manager in the newly formed Risk Management function, and very shortly after was asked to join the corporate Turnaround Team. In 2005 Steve became deputy Managing Director of My Travel’s non-risk business, and in 2008 he integrated the non-risk business of My Travel and Thomas Cook, becoming Managing Director of Scheduled Business. Steve left after one year, as he wanted to join a Company with a different culture. Steve joined Jet2holidays in November 2009 as Managing Director. The tour operator was in its infancy, having operated for a little over a year. Steve was given the responsibility to grow the brand and after a successful two years in this post, Steve was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer – Jet2.com and Jet2holidays and then in 2013 Steve was promoted to Chief Executive Officer – Jet2.com and Jet2holidays and appointed to the Dart Group Board as an Executive Director. In 2020 Dart Group plc became Jet2 plc, following the sale of Fowler Welch and Steve was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive of Jet2 plc. Since then, Steve has recruited a top-class team to grow the Jet2.com and Jet2holidays businesses - Jet2.com is now the UK’s third-largest airline and Jet2holidays is now the second-largest tour operator in the UK. Steve is a member of the Chartered Institute of Governance, a fellow of the Institute of Travel & Tourism and a member of the Institute for Turnaround and then more recently, Steve was appointed as a Director of the ABTA Board, taking up the position on 25th March 2021. Steve doesn’t have a lot of free time but what time he has, he likes to spend with his family and play football.