SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition

September 24-26, 2013

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Palais des congrés de Montréal
Paul Steele Paul Steele
Executive Director
Air Transport Action Group(ATAG)

Presentation title: Securing Our License to Grow - Shifting Paradigms for a Sustainable Aviation Future

Paul Steele is Executive Director of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), the only global association that represents all sectors of the air transport industry. Its mission is to promote aviation's sustainable growth for the benefit of global society.

He is also Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice-President, Member & External Relations, International Air Transport Association since 1 July 2013. Prior to that he spent five years as IATA's Director of Aviation Environment, responsible for guiding and implementing IATA's environment strategy worldwide.

Before joining ATAG in June 2008, Paul was Chief Operating Officer of WWF International. Before WWF, Paul had over 20 years' senior management experience with major international companies. His roles included Chief Executive of The Virgin Trading Company; Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing and Information Technology of the Hilton Hotel Group, covering 150 hotels in 50 countries and overseeing a sales and marketing team of 1,000 people; and various senior roles at Pepsi Cola International, lastly serving as Group Vice President in charge of Northern Europe.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with French and a Diploma in Industrial Studies from Loughborough University and is a former faculty member of the Prince of Wales's Business and the Environment Programme run by Cambridge University.