Kelly joined British Airways as an eighteen year-old undergraduate. Whilst studying for a Business Marketing degree, she undertook a number of roles across the airline. The first of these was in Catering Operations, supporting the airline’s wine programme, where her passion was first ignited. After graduating with a BA Honours degree, Kelly undertook a number of different positions within British Airways as her career developed. In 2017 an opportunity came up and Kelly became the airline’s Global Wine & Beverage Manager Until recently, Kelly was responsible for selecting and managing the beverage portfolio and wine programme at BA, spanning the uncomplicated but great tasting economy wines, through the classic, destination focused wines of the world in business to the finest, most elegant examples in first class.
Within just two and a half years, Kelly graduated with her WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits, is on the Cicerone beer programme, is a wine panel judge for IWSC and was recently granted a scholarship to continue in wine education from the aviation board IFSA.
Earlier this year, Kelly set up her own business: JetVine Ltd in order to broaden her scope and specialise in travel and the drinks trade. Kelly supports industry masterclasses, consults to brands on media, marketing & PR, defines award entries, presents tastings as well as wine education sessions for both private and corporate clients.
Aside from wine, Kelly enjoys spending time and travelling the world with her husband and three young sons.