CANSO Staff

Jeff PooleDirector GeneralIn addition to leading and managing CANSO, Jeff represents the CANSO membership as the global voice of air traffic management. He is responsible for delivering the CANSO strategic plan for air traffic management, Vision 2020; further expanding CANSO’s worldwide membership; and governing CANSO’s relationship with its industry peers and stakeholders.
Simon HocquardDeputy Director GeneralIn addition to supporting the DG in leading CANSO, Simon is responsible for overseeing all operations, events, marketing and Member relations globally, to ensure that all of CANSO’s commitments and deliverables are fulfilled in a timely, efficient and customer/partner focused manner.
Richard HijnekampFinance Manager

Richard is responsible for all internal and external financial matters, from day-to-day activities to management reporting.

Esther NeeftExecutive Assistant

Esther’s role is to support the Director General and Deputy Director General in all aspects of their planning, schedule management, communication liaison, information preparation and records management.

Quentin BrowellDirector of Communications

Quentin leads CANSO’s communication activities and is responsible for developing and implementing the CANSO communication strategy. Responsibilities include: media relations, writing speeches and articles, producing CANSO publications including its quarterly magazine Airspace, CANSO’s digital/online presence, and brand/corporate identity.

Freyja MoorheadCommunications Manager

Freyja supports CANSO’s communications activities, including the production of CANSO publications, research, drafting articles and website content, and media relations. She is responsible for CANSO’s presence on social media.

Emma KingDesign Coordinator

Emma is responsible for developing and maintaining CANSO’s brand identity; and designing CANSO’s printed and digital materials, including publications, brochures, promotional and event materials.

Helen ParkerDevelopment Manager

Helen is responsible for relations with CANSO Members. This includes recruiting new Members as well as supporting Members to ensure they get value from their membership. Helen generates revenues for CANSO through advertising and sponsorship opportunities and developing new sources of income.

Marte BrinkmanEvents Manager

Marte is responsible for delivering CANSO’s business conferences worldwide, including managing logistics, liaising with suppliers and other stakeholders, coordinating sponsorship and exhibition deliverables, marketing the conferences, as well as post conference activities.

Jade NewtonEvents Coordinator

Jade is responsible for supporting CANSO’s events both regionally and globally, including event administration, logistics, member communications, branding and promotional activities.

Laura CheesemanEvents Coordinator

Laura is responsible for supporting CANSO’s events both regionally and globally, including event administration, logistics, member communications, branding and promotional activities.

Thomas van SteenisEvents Coordinator

Thomas is responsible for supporting CANSO’s events both regionally and globally, including event administration, logistics, member communications, branding and promotional activities.

Esther BrouwerOffice Manager

Esther is responsible for managing the daily operations and activities of CANSO, ensuring that the CANSO office runs efficiently. Her responsibilities include administration, CANSO Human Resources matters, information and communications technology, procurement, contract management and member administration.

Shera MebarkiCRM Database Administrator

Shera is responsible for managing the CANSO Member database, including regular quality checks and coaching of CANSO staff. She issues access rights to CANSO Members for the Global ATM-net. Shera also provides general assistance to CANSO Members and supports the Director General and Office Manager.

ICAO Affairs

Nico VoorbachDirector ICAO AffairsNico represents CANSO and its Members at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He manages the interface with ICAO and CANSO’s industry partners on strategic, policy and regulatory issues of importance to the ATM industry. Responsibilities include: advising CANSO and its Members on ICAO developments that affect ATM; representing CANSO as the global voice of ATM at ICAO and other industry meetings; and drafting position papers and briefs.
Ted FudgeAssistant Director ICAO AffairsTed is the CANSO Observer to the Air Navigation Commission of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), its panels and working groups. He represents the interests of air traffic management in the technical aspects of operations and safety issues at ICAO.

Programme Managers

Michelle BishopStrategy and Integration Programme Manager

Michelle leads strategy, policy and integration matters related to ATM in CANSO and coordinates with aviation industry stakeholders. Michelle oversees CANSO’s strategic direction, managing the activities of the Strategy and Integration Standing Committee (SISC) and its workgroups in line with CANSO’s strategic plan, CANSO: Fit for the Future of ATM and Vision 2020.

Rafael QuezadaOperations Programme ManagerRafael drives and leads operations matters related to ATM across CANSO and the air transport industry. He oversees the strategic direction of CANSO's operations programme, ensuring that the work programme of the Operations Standing Committee (OSC) supports the successful implementation of CANSO's strategic plan, Vision 2020 . He manages the daily operations and activities of the OSC and its workgroups. He serves as the focal point for CANSO on operations matters and coordinates with industry and regulatory organisations.
Shayne CampbellSafety Programme Manager

Shayne drives and leads safety matters related to ATM across CANSO and the air transport industry. He oversees the strategic direction of CANSO's safety programme, ensuring that the work programme of the Safety Standing Committee (SSC) supports the successful implementation of CANSO’s strategic plan, Vision 2020. He manages the daily operations and activities of the SSC and its workgroups. He serves as the focal point for CANSO on safety matters and coordinates with industry and regulatory organisations on behalf of CANSO.

Regions

Boni DibateDirector Africa AffairsBased in Johannesburg, Boni is responsible for CANSO’s activities and initiatives in Africa. She represents the interests of CANSO and its Members to promote and facilitate the development of air navigation services in the region. She represents CANSO and the ATM industry across the region with governmental and industry bodies.
Connie NkosiAfrica Affairs Coordinator

Connie assists the Director Africa Affairs. She is responsible for coordinating and liaising with CANSO Members in the Africa region on specific projects.

Hai Eng ChiangDirector Asia Pacific Affairs

Based in Singapore, Hai Eng is responsible for CANSO’s activities and initiatives in Asia-Pacific. He represents the interests of CANSO and its Members to promote and facilitate the development of air navigation services in the region. He represents CANSO and the ATM industry across the region with governmental and industry bodies.

Javier VanegasDirector Latin America and Caribbean Affairs

Based in Mexico City, Javier is responsible for CANSO’s activities and initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. He represents the interests of CANSO and its Members to promote and facilitate the development of air navigation services in the region. He represents CANSO and the ATM industry across the region with governmental and industry bodies.

Tanja GrobotekDirector Europe Affairs

Based in Brussels, Tanja is responsible for CANSO’s activities and initiatives in Europe. She represents the interests of CANSO and its Members to promote and facilitate the development of air navigation services in the region. She represents CANSO and the ATM industry across the region with governmental and industry bodies.

Eduardo García GonzálezManager Europe ATM Coordination and Safety

Eduardo coordinates CANSO positions on technical, operations and safety matters. He coordinates CANSO’s involvement with the Agency Advisory Body of EUROCONTROL; the Interoperability Sub Group of the Industry Consultation Body; and the European Aviation Safety Agency.

Dimitra BallardEurope Communications and Administration Officer

Dimitra assists in the development and implementation of the region's communication strategy. She also supports the organisation of information events and general office management.

VacantManager Europe Policy and Advocacy
VacantDirector Middle East AffairsThe Director Middle East Affairs is responsible for CANSO’s activities and initiatives in the Middle East. The Director represents the interests of CANSO and its Members to promote and facilitate the development of air navigation services in the region; and represents CANSO and the ATM industry across the region with governmental and industry bodies.

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