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.
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.
Michael replaces Craig Bradbrook who took the position of Vice-President of Aviation Services at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.