Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
An experienced airline finance and operations leader, Steve Priest is JetBlue's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer responsible for corporate finance, aircraft transactions, cash management, and execution of JetBlue's financial strategy. He is also responsible for the company's real estate and strategic sourcing units.
Priest joined JetBlue in 2015 as Vice President, Structural Programs, responsible for large-scale strategic and structural initiatives, identifying new opportunities for improvements and efficiency, overseeing fleet programs, continuous improvement, and strategic sourcing. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and CFO in February 2017.
Prior to JetBlue, Priest was at British Airways where he most recently served as SVP Atlantic Joint Business, responsible for the British Airways, American, Iberia, and Finnair transatlantic joint venture. Over the span of nearly 20 years at BA, he served as Regional Vice President, Controller for Western Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean; CFO for BA Ground Handling Services; and held senior roles in strategy and planning; customer contact and distribution; and commercial and call center operations.
Priest is a graduate of the University of Manchester and also a qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant.