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 HocquardChief Operating OfficerSimon is responsible for overseeing all operations of CANSO globally to ensure that all of CANSO’s commitments and deliverables are fulfilled in a timely, efficient and customer/partner focused manner.
Esther BrouwerOffice ManagerEsther 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 AdministratorShera 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.
Joeri van LieropFinance ManagerJoeri is responsible for all internal and external financial matters, from day-to-day activities to management reporting.
Quentin BrowellDirector of CommunicationsQuentin leads CANSO’s external and Member communication activities, including communications, events and marketing and Member relations. Responsibilities include: media relations, CANSO publications, CANSO’s digital/online presence, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, CANSO events and conferences worldwide, and relations with CANSO Members. He provides communications advice to the CANSO Director General.
Freyja MoorheadManager CommunicationsFreyja 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.
Zyrah GrootBrand and Web CoordinatorZyrah’s responsibilities include: maintaining CANSO’s brand identity; running the CANSO website; implementing the social media strategy; designing CANSO publications; and assisting in the production of CANSO’s newsletters, brochures and documents.
Helen ParkerDevelopment ManagerHelen 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 ManagerMarte 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 CoordinatorJade is responsible for supporting CANSO’s events both regionally and globally, including event administration, logistics, member communications, branding and promotional activities.
VacantEvents CoordinatorThe Events Coordinator is responsible for supporting CANSO’s events both regionally and globally, including event administration, logistics, member communications, branding and promotional activities.

ICAO and Industry Affairs

Nico VoorbachDirector ICAO and Industry 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

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.
Kimberly PyleSafety Programme ManagerKimberly drives and leads safety matters related to ATM across CANSO and the air transport industry. She 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. She manages the daily operations and activities of the SSC and its workgroups. She serves as the focal point for CANSO on safety matters and coordinates with industry and regulatory organisations on behalf of CANSO.
Greg MylesSEANS - Safety Programme ManagerGreg leads the SEANS-Safety programme, which assesses the safety management systems of air navigation service providers. He is responsible for establishing the processes and infrastructure of SEANS-Safety; manages SEANS-Safety implementation; and institutes quality controls to ensure consistency. He leads training development, delivery and on-site assessments. Greg is the focal point for CANSO on SEANS-Safety matters and coordinates with industry and regulatory organisations on behalf of CANSO.
VacantPolicy Programme ManagerThe Policy Programme Manager (PPM) drives and leads policy matters related to ATM across CANSO and the air transport industry. PPM oversees the strategic direction of CANSO's policy programme, ensuring that the work programme of the Policy Standing Committee (PSC) supports the successful implementation of CANSO’s strategic plan, Vision 2020. PPM manages the daily operations and activities of the PSC and its workgroups. PPM is the focal point for CANSO on policy matters and coordinates with industry and regulatory organisations.

Regions

Hanan QabartaiDirector Middle East AffairsBased in Amman, Hanan is responsible for CANSO’s activities and initiatives in the Middle East. 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.
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 CoordinatorConnie assists the Director Africa Affairs. She is responsible for coordinating and liaising with CANSO Members in the Africa region on specific projects.
Javier VanegasDirector Latin America and Caribbean AffairsBased 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.
Chiang Hai EngDirector Asia Pacific AffairsBased 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.
Guenter Martis Director European AffairsBased in Brussels, Guenter is responsible for CANSO’s activities and initiatives in Europe. 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. These include EUROCONTROL, the Industry Consultation Body, the SESAR Joint Undertaking Administrative Board, and EU Social Dialogue which he co-chairs.
Dimitra BallardEuropean Communications and Administration OfficerDimitra assists in the development and implementation of the region's communication strategy. She also supports the organisation of information events and general office management.
Eduardo García GonzálezManager European ATM Coordination and SafetyEduardo 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.
Danilo PisciottuManager European Regulatory and Social AffairsDanilo manages CANSO’s contribution to the EU Social Dialogue and the coordination of CANSO’s actions on specific regulatory developments under the Single European Sky, such as the Performance Scheme. He also facilitates CANSO’s lobbying activities towards the European Union institutions.

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