Robert Boyd holds the positional of Manager Environment - Alternative Fuels within the Environment department at the International Air Transport Association (IATA).The focus on alternative fuels is aimed to increase the global deployment while addressing policy, economic, sustainability and logistics challenges. He serves as a member of the United Nations ICAO Alternative Fuels Task Force and sits on the advisory board of the Carbon War Room. Prior to joining IATA Robert was the Principal Economist for Virgin Australia Airlines and co-lead of the renewable jet fuel team. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in Commerce and a post graduate diploma in Applied Finance Robert spent nearly 10 years in banking for both JP Morgan in Australia and Morgan Stanley in London. He earned a Master's in Business Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008.