Executive Vice-President Professional & Gouvernmental Affairs (EVP PGA)
Capt. Jack Netskar
Captain Jack Netskar of Norway began representing his home MA, Norsk Flygerforbund (NF) in 2001 and has been their VP since 2013. He was elected IFALPA’s Executive Vice-President Professional & Governmental Affairs at the Federation’s 71st Conference in New Orleans in 2016. He is a Captain on Boeing 737NGs for SAS, based in Oslo.
Capt. René Joziasse
Captain René Joziasse has been IFALPA Director for VNV - Dutch ALPA since 2011. He joined the VNV Board in 2013, and served as IFALPA’s PGA Committee Vice Chairman for two years before becoming PGA Chairman in 2016. Captain Joziasse is also Chairman of SkyTeam Pilots Association. He lives in Amsterdam with his family and flies B737s for KLM.
Capt. Marcelo Ceriotti
SFO Hilario Castillo-Chavarri
SFO Hilario Castillo-Chavarri began his career at Aeromar in 2006. He has been flying for Aeromexico Connect as an ERJ FO since 2014. He became active in his home MA, ASPA Mexico as Contract Administrator for Aeromar MEC in 2011, and soon after, became their Industrial Representative. SFO Castillo-Chavarri was elected Vice Chairman for Aeromexico Connect MEC in 2015. He holds a degree in computer systems engineering. He lives in León, Guanajuato with his family.
Professional & Government Affairs Officer
SFO Sebastián Currás Barrios
Terms of Reference
The task of the Professional & Government Affairs Committee is to assist the Federation and its Member Associations in representing the airline pilots in industrial matters to the maximum extent possible.
To achieve this task, the Committee will:
(a) monitor and study industrial developments in the aviation industry which may impact the airline pilot and inform the Member Associations of these developments in the most appropriate way. This can be done by a presentation at a Professional & Government Affairs Committee meeting, by organising a seminar or any other suitable method
(b) develop policies associated with industrial matters related to the profession of the airline pilot
(c) compile, analyse and disseminate information on regulatory and contractual issues, using the information provided by the IFALPA Regional Bodies and the Member Associations
(d) identify and develop negotiations tactics and skills and facilitate the training of these skills so that Member Associations may more easily achieve their industrial objectives
(e) develop and facilitate any training as deemed appropriate by the Committee. The Professional & Government Affairs Committee Chairman is responsible, in close concert with the IFALPA Professional Affairs Consultant and the IFALPA staff, for the optimal functioning of the Professional & Government Affairs Committee
(f) at the request of Member Associations, The Professional & Government Affairs Committee is able to give tailored support on specific issues