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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Milt Isaacs

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Milt Isaacs joined as Chief Executive Officer of the Air Canada Pilots Association in February 2016. In this new role, Mr. Isaacs maintains key relationships with government, industry and other key stakeholders, as well as leading ACPA’s operations – including professional staff and financial affairs. He works closely with the Master Elected Council on governance and provides advice on a wide range of issues.

A Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and career financial officer, Mr. Isaacs brings to his current role at ACPA more than 30 years of experience as a financial professional in both public and private sectors. He has been awarded a Chartered Public Finance Accountant designation by the UK-based Chartered Institute of Public Financial Accountancy.

Most recently, Mr. Isaacs was the head of the Association of Chief Financial Officers, leading a community of more than 4,500 financial officers in the Canadian public service and NAV CANADA. In that role, he made recommendations that led to policy changes contributing to the sound stewardship of federal tax dollars. These changes included the establishment of the Office of the Comptroller General, as well as strategic investments to enhance financial management capacity.

Mr. Isaacs is an advocate against corruption and a champion for the protection of whistleblowers around the world. He has appeared before various national and international organizations such as the United Nations in Geneva, Public Sector International and ULATOC, an association of Latin American public sector financial professionals. He has also appeared before Canadian House and Senate committees and made a submission to the Commission of Inquiry into the sponsorship scandal.

Mr. Isaacs is a member of the Oxford University Union as well as an associate member of the Jesus College of Oxford. He is active in several charitable organizations and sits on the board of directors of a non-profit organization that advocates for better living arrangements for young adults with learning disabilities.