Objectives & Activities

The objectives of the Airline Catering Association are :

  • to represent, promote, and defend the common interests of its members in particular, and of the airline catering industry in general.
  • To monitor relevant regulatory initiatives and inform its members about those.

ACA may develop or carry out, alone or in collaboration with third parties all activities related to the realization of those objectives, including:

  • Addressing legislative and regulatory issues concerning the airline catering industry
  • Identifying, studying and solving problems of public interest connected with the airlines catering industry, such as the protection of the environment, health and safety
  • Representing and promoting its members at, as well as collaborating with, the appropriate national and international organisations, institutions, agencies, groups and industries as it sees fit
  • Developing common positions that befit its members’ interests
  • Participating in and organising relevant events
  • Organising and directing committees or working groups
  • Publishing or financing studies, articles and reports as deemed necessary, as well as using any relevant media
  • Keeping the members informed about policy and legislative developments, actual or potentially relevant

The Airline Catering Association may engage in any activities aiming at attaining the objectives mentioned above, including the provision of services to its members. It cannot however, carry out activities with a profit motive or activities aiming at restricting or distorting competition.

ACA Governance

Strategic Committee

Robin Padgett
(Chairman)
Chief Executive
dnata Catering

Erdmann Rauer
CEO
LSG Group

David Cotton
CEO
Flying Food Group

Christoph Schmitz
CEO
Gategroup

Olivier Sadran
Co-president
Newrest

Alexis Frantz
CEO
Servair

Jan De Vegt
Managing Director
KLM Catering Services

Batkhuu Purev
CEO
Sky Catering

Lawrence Spiteri
Director of Catering
Corinthia Caterers

Board of directors

Angela Marbach

Angela Petzold
Chief Legal Officer
Gategroup

Mark Elly
Chief Counsel & Company Secretary
dnata Catering

Matthieu Jeandel
Vice President Strategy & Audit
Newrest

Jan-Peter Ross
(Chairman) Head of Legal Corporate Affairs & Compliance
LSG Group

David Cotton
CEO
Flying Food Group

Lawrence Spiteri
Director of Catering
Corinthia Caterers

Secretariat

Fabio Gamba
Managing Director
ACA