Ireland, on behalf of the ABIS Group at ICAO presents the ABIS Magazine for 2016.

ABIS Magazine 2016

Profile of Ireland’s ICAO Council Member for 2016-2019

Ms Annemarie Smith Floch


Ms Annemarie Smith Floch worked in the Aviation Services Division of the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport prior to her election to the ICAO Council in 2016. Her responsibilities in the role included aviation security and safety policy, international aviation relations and market access policy.

From 2011 to 2014, Annemarie was the Department of Transport’s Attaché to Ireland’s Permanent Representation to the EU where she gained extensive experience of international as well as EU policy issues. During Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2013, Annemarie was Chair of the EU Council Working Parties on Road Transport and Sport. During that time, she successfully led negotiations on behalf of the Council with the European Parliament. From 2008 to 2011, Annemarie oversaw the implementation of Ireland’s largest ever capital investment programme for transport covering investment in airport, rail and road projects.

Annemarie holds a first class honours degree in history and politics from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Masters Degree in European Studies from University College Dublin.