About Us

We advocate for safe, accessible, environmentally responsible and competitive air travel by promoting the development of sound public policy and engaging with government and industry stakeholders.



The NACC is an association intended for all air carriers facing similar regulatory and policy issues. All large passenger air carriers are eligible for NACC membership, provided that they hold the certifications and licenses required in our by-laws.


Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is composed of senior executives from each member airline.

Arielle Meloul-Wechsler (Chair)

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Public Affairs, AIR CANADA

David Rheault

Vice President, Government and Community Relations, AIR CANADA

Marc-Philippe Lumpé

Chief Operations Officer, AIR TRANSAT

Howard Liebman

Vice President, Government Relations, AIR TRANSAT

Marnie King

Vice President, Airports, JAZZ AVIATION LP

Sundeep Oad (Treasurer)


Angela Avery

Group Executive Vice President and Chief, People, Corporate and Sustainability Officer, WESTJET

Andrew Gibbons (Vice-Chair)

Vice-President, External Affairs, WESTJET


Our Team

Our team runs the day to day operations of the NACC.

Jeff Morrison

President and CEO

Jeff Morrison is the President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada.  Prior to this role, he served as Executive Director of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association; Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs with the Canadian Pharmacists Association; President of the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies and Director of Government Relations and Director of Environment for the Canadian Construction Association.  Jeff has also worked for the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, and several Members of Parliament in the 1990s.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History and a Master of Arts in science politique canadienne from the University of Ottawa. He previously served on the Board of Directors of A Way Home Canada, the Community Housing Transformation Centre, Bruce House, Operation Come Home, President of the Board of Directors of the Centretown Community Health Centre and was previously a candidate for Ottawa City Council.  He also founded the Elliot Lake Terry Fox Run and the Ottawa Pride Run.

Suzanne Acton-Gervais

Vice-President, Stakeholder Relations and Regulatory Affairs

Suzanne brings over 35 years of aviation experience to the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC).  Prior to joining NACC in July 2015, she held positions with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where she liaised with international organizations, governments and industry stakeholders surrounding the globe to drive the development of global standards.  She was also a frequent speaker at international industry conferences.  Prior to this she worked for the Airports Council International (ACI World), served in the Canadian federal government and worked for a major Canadian airline.  Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Education, with a specialization in Adult Education and graduated with distinction.

Lee-Ann Blake-Pizon

Director, Regulatory Affairs

Lee-Ann brings over 17 years of experience in the aviation industry.  Prior to her appointment of Director, Regulatory Affairs with the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC), she spent 13 years with one of Canada’s largest private aircraft management firms in various roles of Operations and Management.  Lee-Ann holds a Bachelor of Applied Technology – Flight, as well as a commercial pilot’s licence.

Janet Meldrum

Administrative Assistant

Janet Meldrum provides financial, administrative and office communications assistance to the NACC President and staff.   She has over 30 years experience in various administrative roles with various federal departments such as Transport Canada Civil Aviation Medicine, Health Canada First Nations & Inuit Health Branch, Office of Nutrition Policy & Promotion, and Natural Resources Canada.


Our Committees

Many of the NACC’s activities are undertaken by our committees, representing the combined expertise of our member air carriers in the following fields:

Cabin Safety

Cabin Safety Committee

The Cabin Safety Committee promotes passenger and cabin crew safety, cabin crew training and safety equipment.

Mandate: To ensure a consistent and fair development and application of Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and other applicable standards by working in partnership with other aviation stakeholders.

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods Committee

(Information will be available soon.)

Mandate: (to follow soon)



Environment Committee

The Environment Committee focuses on the many activities undertaken by the industry to reduce environmental impacts, as well as on the development and implementation of environmental laws and regulations governing airlines.

Mandate: Foster a policy and regulatory framework that delivers sustainable environmental benefits, and advance the environmental stewardship of member airlines.


Flight Operations

Flight Operations Committee

The Flight Operations Committee works with the government and other stakeholders to promote effective regulations and practices with respect to airline operations.

Mandate: To bring forward the interests of airlines and to be effective in representing identified needs to the government in order for airlines to operate more efficiently and safely. This shall include all areas of responsibility of an Operations Manager and Chief Pilot of an airline.


Government Relations



Government Relations Committee

Our Government Relations Committee is composed of aviation industry experts from each member airline.


Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Occupational Health and Safety Committee

(Information will be available soon.)

Mandate:  (to follow soon)



Safety Committee

Mandate: The mandate is to support the shared goal of maintaining the world-class safety standards of NACC member airlines.  This includes working in the following areas:

  • Continuous improvement under the evolving Safety Management System (SMS) framework
  • Representing NACC to Transport Canada, other regulatory agencies and industry bodies on safety issues
  • Sharing of safety information, threats, hazards, mitigations and best practices to support both domestic and International aviation safety goals
  • Monitoring of national and international developments in the area of aviation safety
  • Working in close partnership with other NACC subcommittees and providing strategic guidance on safety matters
  • Liaising with various national and international government and industry stakeholders to advance, develop and promote industry best practices


Security and Facilitation

Security and Facilitation Committee

The Security and Facilitation Committee is concerned with aviation security policies and procedures. It engages with the relevant authorities on behalf of the members.

Mandate: To represent Canada’s major airlines on security and facilitation issues by developing clear, factual and consolidated positions on key issues.


Service and Accessibility

Service and Accessibility Committee

The Service and Accessibility Committee acts as a voice for the industry on rulings, policies, regulations and consultations that determine standards of service and accessibility for airlines.

Mandate: To ensure that member concerns and views with respect to rulings, guidance material and regulations are clearly communicated to relevant government and non-government stakeholders.