Executive Officers

The Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) is led by its officers: the Chair of the Master Elected Council (MEC) and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Captain Mike McKay

Chair, Master Elected Council (MEC)

Chair, Master Elected Council (MEC)

Mike McKay is a B-787 Captain based in Toronto. Prior to his election as MEC Chair in February 2019 he was one of three MEC Nationally Elected Members. Captain McKay has served on several ACPA committees over his many years with the Association, including WAWCON, the Journal, Grievance and Negotiations. He began his career with the military before being hired by Air Canada in 1989 on the DC-8.
 
As MEC Chair, Captain McKay will preside over MEC meetings and act as the pilots' principal representative to Air Canada on employment matters, including negotiation and administration of their Collective Agreement. The Chair speaks on behalf of the MEC and is the official spokesperson for ACPA. The Chair works with the Association's Chief Executive Officer, Milt Isaacs, to pursue ACPA's broader objectives and policies.
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Rick Lampshire

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Rick Lampshire is Interim Chief Executive Officer with the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA), the nation’s largest single pilot association. Mr. Lampshire was appointed Interim CEO of ACPA in June 2019. Rick joined ACPA as a Director of Labour Relations in 2001, providing professional counsel to several of the Association’s key Committees, including Negotiations. Since then, he has held several other positions, including Senior Director of Labour Relations, Acting Executive Director, and Senior Advisor to ACPA’s CEO. Prior to joining ACPA, Rick was Executive Director and Chief Negotiator for the Health Sciences Association of BC, a health care union representing a diverse group of more than 13,000 health professionals and employing more than 50 professional staff. Rick received his degree from Lakehead University’s Faculty of Political Science and was recruited by the Public Service Alliance of Canada where his first assignment was to represent Territorial and Federal Government Employees in the Yukon Territories.
 
M. Rick Lampshire est président directeur général par intérim de l’Association des pilotes d’Air Canada (APAC), la plus grande association de pilotes du pays. Il a été nommé à ce poste en juin 2019. Rick s’est joint à l’APAC comme directeur des relations du travail en 2001, son rôle consistant à fournir des conseils professionnels à plusieurs comités clés de l’Association, notamment celui qui s’occupe des négociations. Depuis, il a occupé plusieurs autres postes, entre autres celui de directeur principal des relations du travail, directeur exécutif suppléant et conseiller principal auprès du président directeur général de l’APAC. Avant de se joindre à l’APAC, Rick était directeur exécutif et négociateur en chef de la Health Sciences Association of BC, un syndicat dans le domaine des soins de santé qui représente un groupe diversifié de plus de 13 000 personnes œuvrant dans le domaine de la santé et emploie plus de 50 professionnels. Rick est diplômé de la Faculté des sciences politiques de l’Université Lakehead et il a été recruté par l’Alliance de la Fonction publique du Canada où sa première affectation a consisté à représenter les fonctionnaires territoriaux et fédéraux au Yukon.