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
Vice President, Government and Community Relations, AIR CANADA
Chief Operations Officer, AIR TRANSAT
Vice President, Government Relations, AIR TRANSAT
Vice President, Airports, JAZZ AVIATION LP
Sundeep Oad (Treasurer)
Legal Counsel, JAZZ AVIATION LP
Executive Vice President, Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary, WESTJET
Andrew Gibbons (Vice-Chair)
Vice-President, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, WESTJET
Our team runs the day to day operations of the NACC.
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.
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.
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 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.
Many of the NACC’s activities are undertaken by our committees, representing the combined expertise of our member air carriers in the following fields: