William Voss was nominated by the United States to the ICAO Air Navigation Commission in 2014. The Air Navigation Commission is a panel of 19 independent experts from appointed by countries from around the world. They advise the ICAO Council on the adoption of international standards and oversee the technical panels that develop those standards. Previously Voss served as the President and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that supports international aviation safety activities. He was a widely recognized as an advocate for aviation safety, and worked around the world with senior officials, regulators, and industry partners to promote best practices and address emerging safety challenges. Prior to that he was the Director of the Air Navigation Bureau at ICAO where he directed the development of international standards, guidance material, and the implementation of global programs, such as the implementation of Safety Management Systems and the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program.