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ACI World elects new chairman and vice chairman

ACI members have elected a new chairman and vice chairman to the ACI World Governing Board.

At the 23rd Annual General Assembly, Frederick J. Piccolo, CEO of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority was elected chairman.

Additionally, Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport, was elected vice chairman.

Both Piccolo and Collier will begin their two-year leadership in January of 2014.

Piccolo is currently vice chairman of the ACI World Governing Board and Collier is currently president of ACI Europe.

ACI World director general, Angela Gittens, said: “Today, we welcome two very qualified airport leaders whose industry expertise and knowledge will help further guide and steer ACI to provide its members with the tools, services and strategies to continue achieving operational excellence.

Piccolo added: “As newly elected chairman of ACI, I will do my utmost to help ACI further grow its relationships with ICAO, IATA, CANSO, IFALPA and other stakeholder groups to ensure that ACI continues to be in a position to help airports further strengthen their operations and enhance the standing of airports on the world aviation stage.”

New vice chairman, Declan Collier, said: “I am very pleased by the honour and cherish the opportunity to make even further contributions to ACI and its airport members worldwide by working with Rick and the Board to address the many challenges ahead and seize opportunities to further advance the position of airports.”

Dr Yiannis Paraschis, CEO, Athens International Airport, will conclude his two-year term in January 2014.

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