Henk HofHead of the ICAO and Concept Unit and chairman of the ICAO GADSS Advisory Group
In his current position, as Head of the ICAO and Concepts Unit, Mr. Hof is responsible for the contribution of the EUROCONTROL Agency to ICAO and for strategic initiation and facilitation on Concept development. Mr. Hof is the EUROCONTROL member and the chairman of the ICAO ATM Requirements and Performance Panel (ATMRPP) and chairman of the ICAO Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) Advisory Group. The GADSS Advisory Group maintains the GADSS Concept of Operation and guides GADSS related developments. Henk J. Hof started his professional carrier in 1985 as policy advisor on Communication, Navigation and Surveillance matters for the Dutch ATC authorities. He was member of the Dutch delegation for the ICAO FANS I and II committees and member of a number of ICAO Panels. In 1991 Mr. Hof joined the EUROCONTROL Agency where he started as Project Manager responsible for the standardisation and implementation of the Aeronautical Telecommunication Network (ATN). As Head of the Master Plan Maintenance Unit and Leader of the SESAR Master Plan Work Package, he was responsible for the development and maintenance of the European ATM Master Plan; the strategic plan for the evolution of European ATM.