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ACPA welcomes new CEO

Captain Geoff Wall, Chair of the Master Elected Council of the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA), and Captain Ian Smith, President of ACPA, have announced the appointment of Mr. Milt Isaacs as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2016.


January 29, 2016
By Air Canada Pilots Association

“ACPA has celebrated a number of key accomplishments recently-including a landmark 10-year framework with Air Canada and the celebration of our 20th anniversary-and we look forward to ever-greater accomplishments with Mr. Isaacs on board,” said Captain Wall. “His decades of experience and his sound approach to leadership can help us achieve real, positive change in the careers of our members and in our profession.”

“I look forward to being of service to the members of ACPA,” said Mr. Isaacs. “The Air Canada pilots are a tremendous asset for our country, our citizens and our businesses. They are one of the many key contributors who have assured that Canada has a place on the global economic stage. Our dependency on their professionalism in keeping us safe while allowing us to enjoy the journey can never be overstated.”

Mr. Isaacs is a career financial officer and an experienced labour executive. He was President of the Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO) for the past 11 years. The ACFO is a professional association and is the certified bargaining agent for more than 4,500 financial officers in the federal public service and at NAV CANADA. Mr. Isaacs is a professional accountant holding a professional accounting designation both here in Canada and in the United Kingdom. He is also a graduate of t he University of Oxford. Mr. Isaacs is an advocate for transparency in public finance and a member of the growing global anti-corruption voice. He has appeared before the United Nations, Canadian Parliament and Senate Committees as a voice for greater government transparency and stronger anti-corruption legislations.

The new role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was established by ACPA earlier this year, as part of a number of updates to its governance and Constitution.

“As CEO, Mr. Isaacs will manage the affairs and offices of the Association under the direction of the Master Elected Council, or MEC,” added Captain Smith. “In addition, and in conjunction with the MEC Chair, he will be tasked with establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders, including senior government officials, as we push for change on issues that affect our members, such as fatigue regulations and international access to the Canadian market.”