Michael Rossell appointed Deputy Director General at ACI World
Posted: 10 November 2014 | Airports Council International
Airports Council International (ACI) World has appointed Michael Rossell as its new Deputy Director General. Formerly Director of ICAO Relations with ACI World he will continue to promote the interests of the world’s airports at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and with international partners, and will take on additional corporate responsibilities within ACI…
Airports Council International (ACI) World has appointed Michael Rossell as its new Deputy Director General. Formerly Director of ICAO Relations with ACI World he will continue to promote the interests of the world’s airports at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and with international partners, and will take on additional corporate responsibilities within ACI.
“Michael has used his extensive knowledge of aviation and transport policy, and his experience as former UK Permanent Representative to ICAO, to strengthen ACI’s engagement with ICAO at all levels. He has also brought fresh ideas on developing the corporate culture of ACI and I have asked him to develop these further as we go forward to deliver our strategic objectives,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World.
Mr. Rossell joined ACI World as Director of ICAO Relations in July 2012 having spent 26 years with the United Kingdom Department for Transport. Since 2006 he had been the UK Permanent Representative at ICAO where he was the First Vice President of the Council from 2011 to 2012. He was also the founding Chair of the Human Resources Committee, amending staff regulations, introducing an ethics framework and improving the process for appointment of Secretary General; and a two-term Chairman of the Finance Committee setting the 2011 to 2013 budget.
Prior to relocating to Montreal, Mr. Rossell spent six years in the European Union in Brussels, working both for the European Commission as a national expert, and as the Transport Attaché representing the UK on EU Council working groups where he developed and negotiated transport policy for adoption by Ministers. He also chaired these groups during the UK Presidency in the second half of 2005.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Rossell said, “Working with ACI has been a high-point of my career and I look forward to the additional opportunities and challenges presented in my new role – airports are an essential part of the aviation system and I will work very closely with ICAO and other stakeholders to make sure their voice is heard.”
Michael replaces Craig Bradbrook who took the position of Vice-President of Aviation Services at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Ms. Gittens added, “I also want to thank Craig for his many contributions to ACI since 2006. During his eight year tenure, Craig worked on security matters, as well as passenger and cargo processing, leveraged IT to increase airport operational efficiency and helped establish ACI’s business continuity and airport pandemic preparedness guidelines. Importantly, Craig also brought his service quality experience to ACI and helped to build the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey programme to the success it has today.”