Our Team

Alex Murphy

Head of Gulf Aviation

Alex has been in his position as Head of Gulf Aviation for over five years, following 18 with Air BP, where he held positions including Aviation Territory Manager (responsible for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England), Business Development Manager, through to UK General Aviation Manager.

His key responsibility with Gulf is the long term development of the aviation business in the UK and Europe.

His main day-to-day activities include creating new business opportunities alongside maintaining Gulf Aviation’s existing high levels of customer service, as well as developing a passionate team with in depth industry experience. “If we don’t have commitment, we won’t have a business,” he explains.

In his spare time, Alex says: “I’m at that age where getting off the sofa is viewed as exercise! But I enjoy watching sport and movies on TV and fine dining!”


Sam Crooks

Operations & Technical Manager

Sam joined Gulf Aviation during September 2014 as Operations and Technical Manager, following 35 years’ service with Air BP International. Sam brings a wealth of operational and technical expertise to the company and is first point of contact for all related issues.

Sam is an Inspector to JIG standards and is responsible for ensuring timely Quality Control and Maintenance programme for the Gulf Aviation refuelling fleet, carries out customer site Risk Assessments and provides vital QC training courses for Gulf’s general aviation customers.

Away from the office, Sam is a season ticket holder at his favourite east end of Glasgow football team and also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.


Ian Stanley

Supply & Logistics Assistant

Ian is the newest addition to the Gulf Aviation team joining in October 2016.   Based in Castleford, Ian will provide assistance with supply, logistics and pricing needs of our customers.

Ian moved over from our parent company, Certas Energy, where he was an account manager for commercial and domestic customers’ fuel requirements since July 2013.   In this role, he covered various aspects of the business including account management, pricing, logistics, operations and credit control giving him good knowledge and experience to transfer into his new role.

Outside of work an avid armchair football fan and enjoy cooking in my spare time.