Leadership and Staff


Michael Rossell

Senior Vice President, International Relations and Corporate Secretary

Office: Montreal

Michael Rossell joined ACI World in 2012 where he is responsible for relations with ICAO and other international organizations. Michael has oversight of ACI World policy on safety, security, environmental protection, and corporate strategy; and, as Corporate Secretary, the governance and management of the ACI World Governing Board.

From 2006 to 2012, he was the United Kingdom Permanent Representative on the ICAO Council, and in 2011/12 was its First Vice President. He has extensive experience of international civil aviation regulation and policy making, in particular where these regulations and policies have a direct impact on the safe, secure and sustainable development of international air transport.

Previously, Michael was the UK Transport Attaché to the European Union (2003/06). He chaired the transport working groups during the UK Presidency of the EU and brokered agreements on the legislative framework for Community action to improve air safety and on new rights for passengers with reduced mobility travelling by air. Michael also represented the UK in taking forward policy on other aviation issues including market liberalisation, single European sky, slots, insurance, security, safety and environmental protection; and on non-aviation matters such as rail liberalisation and Eurovignette.