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 Matt Hogan

Chair, Master Elected Council (MEC)

Chair, Master Elected Council (MEC)

Captain Matt Hogan was elected Chair of the Master Elected Council (MEC) for ACPA in February 2018. His term runs from March 1, 2018 until March 31, 2019.

In his role as MEC Chair, Captain Hogan provides leadership to the elected representatives of the Association's 4,000 pilots and leads the Master Elected Council in carrying out its governance obligations. He is responsible for the negotiation and administration of the collective agreement, and acts as the pilot members’ principal representative to Air Canada on employment matters. The Chair speaks on behalf of the MEC and he or his delegate is the official spokesperson for ACPA.

Captain Hogan also works closely with the CEO, on behalf of the MEC, to meet the strategic goals of the Association and its members.

Captain Matt Hogan is an A320 Captain based in Toronto. A former Nationally Elected Member of the MEC and past Vice-Chair of the Toronto Local Elected Council, Captain Hogan brings a wealth of experience to the role of MEC Chair. He has served on a number of ACPA committees over the years, including Governance and Constitution, Nominating, Occupational Health and Safety, and Member Services. Most recently, as Interim Chair of ACPA’s Flight Safety Division in 2017, Captain Hogan presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. He began his career as an air ambulance pilot, first on turboprops - and later Learjets - before joining Air Canada as a First Officer on the A320 in 2007.
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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.

Master Elected Council 2018

The Master Elected Council is the highest governing body of ACPA. This group — comprised of three nationally elected members, as well as the Chairs and Vice Chairs from each of the four LECs — meets regularly, with a focus on policy and national issues. Pictured below are members of the Master Elected Council for 2018.

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Standing: Captain Mike Dorey; First Officer Rob Weiser;  Captain Mike McKay; Captain Philippe Gauthier; Captain Blake Murphy; Captain Mark Guilfoyle.

Seated: Captain Gary Russell; Captain Harold Evans;  Captain John Attew;  Captain Matt Hogan (MEC Chair).