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Gooch to depart Canadian Airports Council

December 14, 2021  By Wings Staff

Daniel-Robert Gooch helped lead the Canadian Airports Council for 16 years. (Photo: Canadian Airports Council)

Daniel-Robert Gooch is leaving his position as President of the Canadian Airports Council, where he has served for the past 16 years, to join another Ottawa-based, non-aviation-related trade association. His last day with the organization will be January 31, 2022.

Canadian Airports Council (CAC) is the domestic arm of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), a trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.

“For the last 16 years, Daniel has been a valued and respected member of the ACI-NA team,” said Kevin Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA. “I have relied on his counsel during my time as President and CEO of ACI-NA as we have worked collaboratively to further enhance the value ACI-NA provides our Canadian members. Daniel has played an essential role in strengthening the Canadian airport industry and amplifying the industry’s voice in Ottawa as a proven and effective advocate.”

As CAC President, Gooch oversaw operations of ACI-NA’s Canadian division, led Canadian government affairs and communications, and coordinated policy, legislative, and regulatory efforts to effectively advance the airport industry within Canada.


Before being named President of the CAC, Mr. Gooch previously served as the CAC’s director of communications and policy.


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