Leadership and Staff


Michael Rossell

Senior Vice President, International Relations and Corporate Secretary

Office: Montreal

Michael Rossell joined ACI World in 2012. He is responsible for relations with ICAO and other international organizations across the full spectrum of civil aviation policy matters. He also has responsibility for environmental protection, corporate strategy and policy matters, and for ACI internal IT, finance, and human resources.

From 2006 to 2012, he was the United Kingdom Permanent Representative on the ICAO Council and in 2011/12 was elected as First Vice President of the Council. 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 to 2006) where he chaired the transport working groups during the UK Presidency of the EU. He brokered European agreements on the legislative framework for Community action to improve air safety and on new rights for passengers with reduced mobility travelling by air. He has also represented the UK in taking forward policy on other aviation issues including market liberalisation, slots, insurance, security, safety and on environmental protection.