ACI World has announced the appointment of Nina Brooks as Head of Security. Nina will be based in ACI World’s Montreal, Canada offices, reporting to ACI World Director of Facilitation and IT Antoine Rostworowski and overseeing all of ACI World’s activities in relation to Security.
Her role encompasses working with industry stakeholders such as the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on joint security initiatives; leading the ACI World Security Standing Committee; and playing a key role in the development of ACI World’s new Airport Excellence (APEX) in Security programme.
Nina has worked in the aviation industry for many years, specializing in aviation security and facilitation. With a background in regulatory and government affairs, she has broad experience in the security field on subjects such as risk management, emerging threats, including cyber security, capacity building and new technologies.
Nina started her aviation career at Virgin Atlantic Airways, followed by eight years at IATA where she was responsible for many aviation security projects, as well as working closely with the airlines, ACI, regulators and ICAO. She also teaches Aviation Security at McGill University and is a member of the editorial board of Aviation Security International.
“Along with safety, security is a top priority of ACI World and we are committed to working with stakeholders to ensure that security regimes advance in step with the evolving threat environment and rising passenger numbers,” says Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. “Nina’s extensive experience ensures that we have the right person in place to drive the positive changes needed in aviation security.”
“I am delighted to be joining ACI World as Head, Security and look forward to working with the airports to represent their interests and promote best practices,” added Nina. “I am passionate about the industry and proud to be joining such a well-respected global organization.”