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Transport / HIAL appoints new fire and operations manager at Sumburgh Airport

Jamie Conley. Photo: Brian Gray

A NEW fire and operations manager has been appointed at Sumburgh Airport.

Jamie Conley, who is originally from Campbeltown, has been working in the fire service within Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) since his original posting at Dundee Airport in 2014.

He said: “I have always been keen to progress within HIAL.

“The opportunities within the service are fantastic, and every airport within the HIAL group is so different in terms of what needs to be done on a day-to-day basis.”

Conley previously had a taste for living in Shetland during temporary deployment in 2015.

“The airport fire and operations manager at Sumburgh is a wide-ranging role, mainly responsible for ensuring the airport fire service is compliant with all statutory and regulatory requirements as well as managing other operational activities including wildlife management, aircraft marshalling and airfield maintenance,” he explained.

“There can be a lot to juggle but the team is key to keeping the airport running.”

HIAL’s HR director Andrea Sillars said: “HIAL attracts a wide range of people from across our society for our many different roles.

“Seeing people like Jamie take every opportunity presented to them to gain experience in different locations as well as opportunities to advance knowledge and qualifications is very encouraging.”