CANSO Staff

Simon Hocquard Director General

In leading and managing CANSO as the global voice of air traffic management, Simon is responsible for delivering CANSO strategies; expanding worldwide membership; and enhancing CANSO’s relationship with its industry peers and stakeholders.

Chantelle Hutchinson Executive Assistant

Chantelle's role is to support the Director General in all aspects of his planning, schedule management, communication liaison, information preparation and records management.

Richard Hijnekamp Finance Manager

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

Esther Brouwer Manager HR and Compliance

Esther is responsible for CANSO's global HR matters and making sure CANSO is in compliance with national and international laws and regulations.

Shera Mebarki Office Manager

Shera is responsible for managing the daily operations and activities of CANSO, ensuring that the CANSO offices run efficiently. Her responsibilities include general office management, information and communications technology, procurement, contract management and member administration, including the CANSO Member database.

 

Deborah Seymour Director of Communications

As Director of Communications, Deborah takes the lead for producing high quality, targeted communications to CANSO’s key stakeholders. Her responsibilities include media relations, producing CANSO’s publications including its quarterly Airspace magazine, managing CANSO’s digital/online presence, and building an enduring brand for CANSO. 

 

Freyja Moorhead Manager Communications

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 King Design 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 Parker Business Development Manager

Helen is leading CANSO’s membership, sales, and marketing activities. This includes ensuring Members get value from their membership, and developing and implementing the CANSO marketing and sales strategy. Helen generates revenues for CANSO through advertising and sponsorship opportunities and developing new sources of income.

Marte Brinkman Events 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 Newton Senior Events Coordinator

Jade is responsible for coordinating logistics for all CANSO’s events both regionally and globally, including event administration, member communications, branding and promotional activities, with the support of the other CANSO Events Coordinators. Jade is also the direct contact for CANSO Members regarding World ATM Congress.

Thomas van Steenis Events Coordinator

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

Nynke Blom Events Coordinator

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

Programmes

Michelle Bishop Director Programmes

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.

Ellen van Ree Strategy and Integration Assistant Programme Manager

Ellen supports the Strategy and Integration Programme Manager and assists with the management of the activities of the Strategy and Integration Standing Committee (SISC) and its workgroups in line with CANSO’s current and future strategic plans and in the overall interest of the organisation

Coleen Hawrysko Operations Programme Manager

Coleen drives and leads operations matters related to ATM across CANSO and the air transport industry. She oversees the strategic direction of CANSO's operations programme, and manages the work programme of the OSC and its workgroups. She serves as the focal point for CANSO on operations matters and coordinates with industry and regulatory organisations.

Shayne Campbell Safety 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 and manages the work programme of the Safety Standing Committee (SSC) and its workgroups. He serves as the focal point for CANSO on safety matters and coordinates with industry and regulatory organisations.

Nico Voorbach Director ICAO Affairs ICAO Liaison Office CANSO Nico 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 Fudge Assistant Director ICAO Affairs ICAO Liaison Office CANSO

Ted 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.

Regions

Boni Dibate Director Africa Affairs Africa Regional Office CANSO

Based 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 Nkosi Africa 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 Chiang Director 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 Vanegas Director 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 Grobotek CANSO Director 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 González Manager European 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.

Johnny Pring Manager Europe Policy and Advocacy
Vacant Director Middle East Affairs Middle East Regional Office CANSO

The 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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