Former Director of ICAO takes the reins as Deputy Director at ACI

first_imgSource = ETB Travel News: Basil Naimet Former Director of International Civil Aviation Organisation Michael Rossell has been appointed Deputy Director General of Airports Council International.He replaces Craig Bradbrook, who takes up the position of vice president of Aviation Services at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.Having spent 26 years with the United Kingdom Department for Transport, Mr Rossell’s experience will serve to promote the interests of the world’s airports at ICAO and international partners.Director General ACI World Angela Gittens said Mr Rossell would bring invaluable experience to the position as an ideas man, strengthening ties between ICAO and 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,” Ms Gittens said.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.Mr Rossell said he was looking forward to the challenges ahead.“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.”last_img read more