(Brussels, Belgium) -- On 1 January, Mr David McMillan took over as Director General of EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation.
A major figure in the field of international aviation, prior to his appointment at EUROCONTROL, Mr McMillan was the UK's Director General of Civil Aviation, a post he held from April 2004. He was also First Vice President of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), and the spokesman for Europe on aviation and environment at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
In his career, much of which has been spent with the UK's Department of Transport, Mr McMillan has worked in aviation, integrated transport and personnel. In his role as Director of Strategy and Delivery he was responsible for the Department's delivery agenda, business planning and relations with the EU. He was also responsible for setting up the NATS public private partnership and securing the replacement of Railtrack by Network Rail as the UK's rail infrastructure provider. Mr McMillan started his career in the Diplomatic service, serving in the UK's Embassies in Morocco and Zimbabwe.