Shawn Goudge is the Regional Manager Aviation Security for Africa and the Middle East with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) based in Amman Jordan. Having specialized in aviation security since 2006, he joined IATA from the Canadian Department of Transport in January 2019. His expertise includes the fields of compliance, audit, inspection, training, project delivery, regulation and policy. He has worked extensively in Canada and has deployed operationally to multiple locations around the world with significant experience in the Middle East Region. He is certified by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as Aviation Security Professional Manager (AVSEC-PM) having completed the required training at Concordia University. He is also certified Aviation Security Auditor and Instructor with ICAO.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought havoc on the aviation industry throughout 2020. There will be major changes to how the airport environment works, specifically to aviation security. A consistent approach is critical to public trust.