ACI World Staff
Michael Rossell joined ACI World in 2012 where he is primarily responsible for developing relations with ICAO and other international organisations on the whole range of civil aviation policy matters. In addition he is responsible for policy on aviation security, in particular on the collaborative Smart Security project (with IATA) and on environmental protection.
From 2006 to 2012, he was the United Kingdom Permanent Representative and, in 2011/12, First Vice President of the ICAO 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.
Michael has a BSc degree in Geology from Edinburgh University and Masters degrees from both Durham and Sheffield Universities. He was also a Fulbright Fellow at the Hubert H Humphrey Institute for Public Policy at the University of Minnesota in 1994-95 where he studied the effect of the 1978 deregulation of the aviation industry on the US and considered how this might be a lesson for Europe.