Ruud is managing director at To70 Aviation and internationally acclaimed airport planning and operations expert. He has led over 200 projects in over 25 countries. Having spent six years in the Asia-Pacific region, he has helped deliver significant growth at airports such as Melbourne, Bangkok and Taipei. His recent experience ranges from lead roles for the airport master plans at Amsterdam and Brussels, community engagement at Gatwick and an aeronautical study for the new Istanbul airport. Working for airport operators, as well as air navigation service providers, airlines and aviation authorities, he understands the importance of engaging all stakeholders to ensure successful project delivery. In addition to 15 years consulting experience, he is a member of ACI-Europe’s Environmental Strategy Committee and Aircraft Noise Task Force, he is an ACA verifier (having worked in all ACI regions on ACA projects) and he has lectured at the Universities of Sydney and Delft.