THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

The By-laws & Constitution of TTATCA, state that its executive board shall have 7 members with a clearly identified Chairman and Vice-Chairman. The executive roles and responsibilities of each member are determined by the board under the guise of the Chairman. The current structure is influenced by IFATCA (of which TTATCA is an Affiliate Member) as well as the prerequisites to function as a registered NGO within Trinidad & Tobago. Executive Members can serve dual roles and at the behest of the board specific responsibilities can be delegated to non-executive members. The seven member board occupy the following executive positions:

​Chairman - Jonathan Cockburn | Vice Chairperson/ Technical Director - Vaneeta Singh | Professional Director - Anyssa Falby | Financial Director - Kefim De Graff | Social Director - Ameer Chattergoon Secretary - Joseph Ryan 

Vaneeta

SINGH

VICE CHAIRPERSON/

 TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

... has been a member of TTATCA, and has experience within the Aviation field, for over thirteen years. She is a fully licensed Air Traffic Controller (Aerodrome, Approach and Area) as well as an Air Traffic Instructor in the Approach, En-route and Oceanic sectors of the Piarco Flight Information region [TTZP]. 

Jonathan 

COCKBURN

CHAIRMAN

... has been an air traffic controller since 2010 and is a fully rated Aerodrome, Approach and En-Route air traffic controller within the Piarco Flight Information Region [TTZP]. He is also a sports fanatic who captains the Caribbean team that participates in the annual World Controllers’ Cup (WCC) football tournament; a true team player.

Anyssa

FALBY

PROFESSIONAL DIRECTOR

... is a returning board member, having previously served in the capacity of Secretary (2015 - 2016). Additionally, she has been an Air Traffic Controller for seven (7) years. One thing she is most passionate about is the professional advancement of ATCO's and with this new portfolio she has committed to doing just that.

Kefim

DE GRAFF

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

... has been an air traffic controller for the past 7 years. It was a life time dream of his from the age of 4 for him to become an Air Traffic Controller. It is his goal to gain more knowledge in the legal aspects of aviation sector so that he can better serve his fellow ATCOs.

SOCIAL DIRECTOR

Ameer

CHATTERGOON

... is our multi-talented board member; singer, musician, CSEC & SEA tutor along with being an Aerodrome Controller with the Piarco Tower. He has served on previous executives and continues to be the bridge between TTACTA and other Stakeholders 


"Expedition boss or ensuring as closely as planes ✈ can be, by observing all safety standards of course!"

- His words 

Joseph

RYAN

SECRETARY

... has been an certified Air Traffic Controller (Aerodrome) and a member of of TTATCA for just over a year. He comes with more than 5 years experience in project management and administration. He has previously served on the executive board of the Swimming Association (ASATT). In the swimming community he has been a national record holder, team captain as well as coach. 

BACKGROUND OF TTATCA

In 1980, having determined that a professional association would enhance the development of the profession in Trinidad and Tobago, air traffic controllers formed the Trinidad and Tobago Air Traffic Controllers Association (TTATCA) as a professional, non-political, non-profit organization. Later, in 1982, in furtherance of the aims of the association, which includes the professional development of the air traffic controller and the development of civil aviation in the Caribbean region, TTATCA affiliated to the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations (IFATCA).

From that time onwards, Trinidad and Tobago has made a significant contribution to the global development of civil aviation by participating actively in the development of an International Federation of  132 member associations by serving on its standing committees, and by regularly providing secretaries and chairmen at international conferences along with other international representation. In 1991, Trinidad & Tobago successfully hosted the international IFATCA Annual Conference; and as a member association within the IFATCA Americas Region, we have also hosted three IFATCA regional meetings.

IFATCA is managed by an Executive Board elected at its annual conference, and TTATCA members have also served at this level. In 1992, Mr. Samuel Lamkin, a TTATCA member was elected as Executive Vice President - Americas Region, serving for six years in this position. He was then twice elected to the highest office of President and Chief Executive Officer, serving for four years. Another former President and Chief Executive Officer of IFATCA, Mr. Alexis Brathwaite, is also from Trinidad and Tobago and a member of TTATCA.

Civil Aviation in Trinidad and Tobago is managed by the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority. TTATCA played a significant part in the creation of this authority having served on an initial committee, which recommended the authority as the most appropriate vehicle for the development of aviation in Trinidad and Tobago, and then on the subsequent implementation committees.

TTATCA works to assist, educate and develop air traffic controllers at home and by extension contribute to the development of aviation in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean. Throughout our history we have ensured that not only air traffic controllers benefit from our efforts but all members of staff since we believe that all staff, including clerical staff and technicians, contribute to the safety of the traveling public.

Trinidad and Tobago is responsible for providing Air Traffic Services in a vast region that links North and South America; and Europe to the Caribbean and South America. As such, these services provided by Trinidad and Tobago air traffic controllers are critical for achieving the seamless, global air traffic management system envisaged by the International Civil Aviation Organization in its strategic objectives and Global Air Navigation Plan.

 

PAST EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

1980

TTATCA established and formerly joins the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Associations' [IFATCA] in 1982

1980-****

Samuel Lampkin (Chairperson)

Leslie Payne

Daniel Bhagwansingh

Francis Pedro 

T. Thomas

Harnarine Mahadeo

Malcolm De Peiza

1999

TTATCA registers as a non-profit organisation in Trinidad & Tobago,

1999-2000

Ann-Marie Plaza Hosien (Chairperson)

Kent Ramnarace Singh 

Rakesh Singh

James Seecharan

Shazzard Mohammed

Nigel Ali

Cary Price

2000-2002

Frederick Clarke

Roland Jones

Ashley Lalman

Ricardo Henry

Dhanesh Kumar

Cary Price

Ann-Marie Plaza Hosien

2002-2003

Ian Gomez

Roland Jones

Ashley Lalman

Ricardo Henry

Dhanesh Kumar

Cary Price

Ann-Marie Plaza Hosien

2003-2006

Dayanand Rajnath

Paula Mark

Fareed Ramjohn

Ricardo Henry

Dhanesh Kumar

Rakesh Singh

Kent Ramnarace Singh

2006-2013

Ellison Ramlogan

Vidianand Maraj

Ian Gomez

Ricardo Henry 

Riazz Mohammed

Randy Ramjohn

Ann-Marie Plaza Hosien

2013-2015

Ann-Marie Plaza Hosien (Chairperson)

Jerome Martin

Anton Ramdass

Anyssa Falby

Kendall George

Ameera Hosein

Michelle Leopold

2015-2016

Dhanesh Kumar (Chairperson)

Jerome Martin

Ameera Hosein

Ameer Chattergoon
Antonio Rodriguez

Vaneeta Singh *resigned Dec2016

Iyona Batchasingh *resigned  Oct2016

Anthon Joseph *admitted Oct2016

2016-2017

Dhanesh Kumar  (Chairperson)

Vaneeta Singh

Jerome Martin

Antonio Rodriguez

Ameera Hosein

Anthon Joseph

Ameer Chattergoon

2017-2019

Jerome Martin (Chairperson)

Ameer Chattergoon

Antonio Rodriguez

Anthon Joseph
Rolston Ramroop

Mathew Narine

Mallory Sennon

2019-PRESENT

Jonathan Cockburn (Chairperson)

Ameer Chattergoon

Anthon Joseph*resigned July2020
Kefim De Graff

Anyssa Falby

Vaneeta Singh

Joseph Ryan