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.
AIR CANADA (Vacant)
President and CEO, AIR CANADA
President, AIR TRANSAT
Vice-President; Technical Operations, AIR TRANSAT
President, JAZZ AVIATION LP
Capt. Steven LInthwaite
Vice-President, Flight Operations, JAZZ AVIATION LP
Vice-President, Culture and Communications, WESTJET
President and CEO, WESTJET AIRLINES
Our team runs the day to day operations of the NACC.
President and CEO
Having been in aviation for 20 years, he brings a wealth of experience to the role. While Mike’s career has focused primarily on air carriers, he has an extensive background working with airport authorities, commercial and industry partners, as well as governments and regulators nationally and internationally.
During his career he has been involved in major commercial, operational, and financial public policy and regulatory files impacting aviation, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, policy review panels and parliamentary committee hearings.
As President and CEO of the NACC, he brings deep sectoral knowledge as he and his team work to shape aviation policy to promote safe, sustainable and competitive air travel.
He previously served as Chair of the NACC Board of Directors, and is a former Board member of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Queen’s University, Kingston ON, Canada.
Senior Director, Operations and Regulatory Affairs
As Senior Manager, Operations, Suzanne supports NACC and its subcommittees with their operational and regulatory initiatives. Suzanne brings with her a wealth of experience and a tremendous skill set. She was most recently Manager, Cabin Safety at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) where she liaised with governments and industry stakeholders and drove the development of global standards.
Previously, Suzanne worked as Manager, Global Training at Airports Council International (ACI) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation Inspector.
Janet Meldrum has been with the National Airlines Council of Canada since 2011. She provides financial, administrative and office communications assistance to the President and two Senior Directors.
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.
Senior Director, Public Affairs
Many of the NACC’s activities are undertaken by our committees, representing the combined expertise of our member air carriers in the following fields: