The SITA Council plays a significant part in the overall governance of SITA, as a Member representative body. It has the role of representing and safeguarding the interests of SITA's Membership with the right of final approval over specific, important matters relating to the high-level direction of SITA.
The SITA Council will also be consulted on any other matter having a material impact on services provided to the SITA Members.
Finally, and very importantly, the SITA Council is tasked with gathering community opinions and reporting back to the community on their actions.
The SITA Council is composed of up to 34 representatives, 20 from SITA's top 20 customers, 10 airline geographical group representatives and 4 industry specific group representatives.
The SITA Council is chaired by the Council President, who is a representative of a SITA Member organization.
The SITA Council has two standing committees to focus on certain topics:
- The Nomination Committee recommends SITA Board Directors and SITA Council President and Deputy President for appointment by the Annual General Assembly
- The Membership Committee addresses Membership policy and rules, as well as Member admissions and expulsions
Current composition of the SITA Council
|representing the Southern Europe Group|
|Matthew Billings||representing the Northern Europe Group |
(Virgin Atlantic Airways)
|Susanna Brown||American Airlines|
|Paula de Sousa||South African Airways|
|Gianluigi Di Francesco||Alitalia|
|Hugh Noel Dunleavy||Malaysian Airline System|
|Jay Fredericks||Delta Air Lines|
|Takayuki Fujiwara||All Nippon Airways|
|Chris Gavin||United Parcel Services|
|Tewolde GebreMariam||representing the Sub-Sahara Africa Group|
|Greg Gilchrist||ICT Group |
|Philip Hawker||British Airways|
|Omar Jefri||Saudi Arabian Airlines|
|Paul Jones||Qantas Airways|
|Joshua Koshy||representing the Middle East Group |
|Shyam Sundar Krishnamurti||Air India|
|Jean-Christophe Lalanne||Air France|
|Qiang Li||representing the North Asia and Pacific Group |
|Joe Locandro||Cathay Pacific Airways|
|Adnan Metin||Turkish Airlines|
|Bill Miller||representing the North American Group |
|Mohammad Shah Newaz||representing the South Asia and India Group|
(Biman Bangladesh Airlines)
|Hassan Nour||representing the North Africa Group |
|Francis Rajan||Airport Group |
(Bangalore International Airport)
|Tzu Chieh Soo||Singapore Airlines|
|Vicente Tredinick||representing the Latin America & Caribbean Group |
|to be announced||TAM|
SITA Council Committees
The Nomination Committee mission is to provide recommendations to the SITA Council on the proposed appointment of Directors of the SITA Board and the appointment of the Council President and Deputy President.
- Jay Fredericks (Chair)
- Chris Gavin (co-Chair)
- Susanna Brown
- Hugh Noel Dunleavy
- Greg Gilchrist
- Omar Jefri
- Bill Miller
- Hassan Nour
Handles Membership issues.
- Matthew Billings (Chair)
- Adrian Coppini
- Bill Miller
- Hassan Nour