Legal counsel insider appointed to head up IATA's environment and climate change work
Thu 7 Nov 2013 – IATA has announced the appointment of Michael Gill (right) as Director, Aviation Environment as of 1 November 2013. Gill will take on the role of leading, developing and implementing IATA’s environment work, particularly in the areas of climate change and noise. He will also supervise work in biofuel commercialisation and the roll-out of the IENVA environmental assessment programme.
Gill is a UK national and over the past six years has served as Senior Legal Counsel at IATA. He has covered IATA’s external affairs portfolio, including management of the IATA Legal Committee, and has represented IATA at numerous ICAO and EU Commission meetings. He has handled a wide range of issues including environment (in particular the legal challenges against the EU ETS and prosecutions for environmental damage in Brazil), passenger rights and airline liability and has a network of contacts in governments and international organisations around the world.
He holds law degrees from both the University of London and the Sorbonne University in Paris, as well as a Masters from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales and an Avocat at the Paris Bar.
Gill replaces Paul Steele, who has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Steele remains the Executive Director of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).